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St. Cloud State University
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University of Florida
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College of St. Benedict
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University of North Florida
Shelby Center for Science and Technology, 301 Sparkman Dr NW, Huntsville, AL 35899, USA
University of Alabama, Huntsville
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Northern Kentucky University
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University of Memphis
1301 E Main St, Murfreesboro, TN 37132, USA
Middle Tennessee State University
(Full of Secrets contains virtually everything you need to...)
Full of Secrets contains virtually everything you need to know about Twin Peaks. This fascinating collection of essays considers David Lynch's politics, the enigmatic musical score, and the show's cult status, treatment of family violence, obsession with doubling, and silencing of women.
(The X Files is as complex and controversial a phenomenon ...)
The X Files is as complex and controversial a phenomenon as the television series Twin Peaks was in the early 1990s. Mysterious and macabre episodes, led by fictional FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, captivate devotees week after week. Contributors to this volume examine the same intricate storylines that challenge viewers. Theoretically sophisticated, however, this book provides a forum for the creative process and a discussion of the state of popular culture as a whole.
(For every television series, the original vision grows wi...)
For every television series, the original vision grows within a press of forces-both social and artistic expectations, conventions of the business, as well as conventions of the art.
(David Milch, also the creator of NYPD Blue, imbued the se...)
David Milch, also the creator of NYPD Blue, imbued the series with his signature use of harsh language, complex storylines, and shocking acts of violence.
(The Sopranos has rewritten the rules of television drama ...)
The Sopranos has rewritten the rules of television drama and changed attitudes toward television itself. Topics explored include the extraordinary characterization of Tony Soprano; racism; dreams; Dr. Melfi as narratee; Carmela as a feminist; Italian-American womanhood; mafia theatrics; use and abuse of family values and feudal codes; the HBO brand; food's role on the show; and more.
(This fascinating book includes classic articles on the sh...)
This fascinating book includes classic articles on the show by Geoffrey O'Brien and Bill Wyman (first published in the New York Review of Books and Salon.com respectively), and a selection of new and revised essays by some of the top television scholars in the US — looking at issues as wide-ranging as Seinfeld's Jewishness, alleged nihilism, food obsession, and long-running syndication.
(Dear Angela includes fourteen critical essays that examin...)
Dear Angela includes fourteen critical essays that examine the brief-lived but landmark television series, My So-Called Life (1994-1995).
(A reading—part psychohistory, part semiotics, part philos...)
A reading—part psychohistory, part semiotics, part philosophical anthropology—of the science fiction culture and popular culture of the Space Age and the “extraterrestrial imperative” that governed its mind set.
Lavery graduated from Clarion University with a bachelor's degree in 1971. Two years later, he received his master's degree from St. Cloud State University. He obtained his doctorate at the University of Florida in 1978.
Lavery started his career as an instructor in English at the College of St. Benedict in 1975. In 1979, he joined the University of North Florida, where he worked as an adjunct assistant professor of English till 1980. He then became an interim assistant professor of English at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, but in three years, went to Northern Kentucky University, where he held first the position of an assistant professor and then was appointed as an associate professor in 1987.
From 1988 to 1993, Lavery worked as an associate professor of communication and film studies at the University of Memphis, and since 1993 till his last years, he has been working as a professor of English at Middle Tennessee State University.
From 2006 to 2008, Lavery also served as Chair in Film & Television at Brunel University in London.
(A reading—part psychohistory, part semiotics, part philos...)2013
(For every television series, the original vision grows wi...)2002
(David Milch, also the creator of NYPD Blue, imbued the se...)2006
(This fascinating book includes classic articles on the sh...)2006
(Dear Angela includes fourteen critical essays that examin...)2007
(The X Files is as complex and controversial a phenomenon ...)1996
(The Sopranos has rewritten the rules of television drama ...)2006
(Full of Secrets contains virtually everything you need to...)1994
Lavery was a member of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Popular Culture Association in the South, Tennessee Philological Association and Phi Beta Kappa.
Lavery was survived by his wife, Joyce Kling Lavery, research director, and daughters, Rachel Lavery and Sarah Porterfield.