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Television Style

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  1. Butler, Jeremy G. The Sitcom, NY: Routledge, under contract. A Routledge Television Guidebook.
  2. Butler, Jeremy G. Television Style, NY: Routledge, 2010.
  3. Butler, Jeremy G. Television: Critical Methods and Applications, fourth edition. New York: Routledge, 2012.
  4. Butler, Jeremy G., ed. Star Texts: Image and Performance in Film and Television. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1991.
  5. Butler, Jeremy G. “Toward a Theory of Cinematic Style: The Remake.” Morrisville, NC: Lulu, 2003. (Purchase online or view PDF for free.)
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Articles and book chapters

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  1. Butler, Jeremy G. “Visual Style.” In The Craft of Criticism. Edited by Michael Kackman and Mary Celeste Kearney. New York: Routledge (forthcoming).
  2. Butler, Jeremy G. “Statistical Analysis of Television Style: What Can Numbers Tell Us About TV Editing?” Cinema Journal 54, no. 1 (fall 2014), 25-44. Companion Website.
  3. Butler, Jeremy G. “Mad Men: Visual Style.” In How to Watch Television, 38-46. Edited by Ethan Thompson and Jason Mittell. New York: NYU Press, 2013.
  4. Butler, Jeremy G. “Eluding Elegy: Placing Screen in One Possible History of Television Studies.” Screen, 52, no. 4 (Winter 2011): 493-502.
  5. Butler, Jeremy G. “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: Historicizing Visual Style in Mad Men.” In Mad Men: Dream Come True TV, 55-71. Edited by Gary R. Edgerton. London: I.B. Tauris, 2010.
  6. Butler, Jeremy G. “The Internet and the World Wide Web.” In The New Media Book, 40-51. Edited by Dan Harries. London: British Film Institute, 2002.
  7. Butler, Jeremy G. “VR in the ER: ER‘s Use of E-Media.” Screen 42, no. 4 (Winter 2001): 313-331. Illustrations. Available in PDF format from oxfordjournals.org.
  8. Butler, Jeremy G. “Self-Publishing Electronically.” Jump Cut 43 (July 2000), 62-68. View online.
  9. Butler, Jeremy G. “Hollywood and the Star System.” In Oxford Guide to Film Studies, 342-353. Edited by John Hill. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998. American Cinema and Hollywood: Critical Approaches, 116-127. Edited by John Hill and Pamela Church Gibson. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.
  10. Butler, Jeremy G. “Cartoons,” “Miami Vice,” “Police Programs,” “Roseanne.” In Encyclopedia of Television, 323-6, 1046-8, 1264-8, 1402-4. Edited by Horace Newcomb. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 1997.
  11. Butler, Jeremy G. “Redesigning Discourse: Feminism, the Sitcom and Designing Women.” Journal of Film and Video 45, no. 1 (Spring 1993): 13-26. View PDF.
  12. Butler, Jeremy G. “Viva Zapata!: HUAC and the Mexican Revolution.” In The Steinbeck Question, 239-249. Edited by Don Noble. Troy, NY: Whitston, 1993.
  13. Butler, Jeremy G. “‘I’m Not a Doctor, But I Play One on TV’: Characters, Actors and Acting in Television Soap Opera.” Cinema Journal 30, no. 4 (Summer 1991): 75-91. Reprinted in To Be Continued . . . Soap Operas Around the World, 145-163. Edited by Robert C. Allen. New York: Routledge, 1995. View PDF.
  14. Butler, Jeremy G. “Star Images, Star Performances.” (College Course File) Journal of Film and Video 42, no. 4 (Winter 1990): 49-66. View PDF.
  15. Butler, Jeremy G. “The Politics of Monogamy and Romance: Ideology and the Soap Opera.” In Politics in Familiar Contexts: Projecting Politics Through Popular Media, 139-158. Edited by Robert L. Savage and Dan Nimmo. Norwood, NJ: Ablex Publishing, 1990.
  16. Butler, Jeremy G. “Imitation of Life: Style and the Domestic Melodrama.” Jump Cut, 32 (April 1987), 25-28. View online. Reprinted in Imitation of Life, 289-301. Edited by Lucy Fischer. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1991.
  17. Butler, Jeremy G. “Notes on the Soap Opera Apparatus: Televisual Style and As the World Turns.” Cinema Journal, Spring 1986, 53-70. View PDF.
  18. Butler, Jeremy G. “Miami Vice: The Legacy of Film Noir.” Journal of Popular Film and Television, Fall 1985, 126-138. Reprinted in Film Noir Reader. Edited by Alain Silver and James Ursini. New York: Limelight, 1996.
  19. Butler, Jeremy G. “The Raw and the Cooked 1984: Three Recent Films.” Journal of Film and Video, Fall 1985, 5-14. View PDF.
  20. Butler, Jeremy G. “A Bout De Souffle,” “Masculin-Feminin,” “Pierrot Le Fou,” “Vivre Sa Vie,” and “WR-Mysteries of the Organism.” In Magill’s Survey of the Cinema: Foreign Films, 405-409. Edited by Frank N. Magill. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 1985.
  21. Butler, Jeremy G. “A Compendium of Stylistic Interpretation.” Film Reader, 5 (1982): 285-299.
  22. Butler, Jeremy G. and Lang Thompson, eds. Program Notes 1983. Tuscaloosa, AL: n.p., 1983.
  23. Butler, Jeremy G. “Toward a Theory of Style.” In Proceedings of the Purdue University Sixth Annual Conference on Film, pp. 267-272. West Lafayette, IN: n.p., 1982.
  24. Butler, Jeremy G. “Classical Transcendence: Margaret Sullavan.” In The Actress on Film: Chicago ’79, 22-24. Edited by Scott M. Levine. Chicago: The Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1979.
  25. Butler, Jeremy G. “Sherlock, Jr.” In Movies on Movies: Chicago ’77, 30-31. Edited by Sharon Kern. Chicago: The Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1977.

Papers, Reports & Et Cetera

  1. Butler, Jeremy G. “Data Mining TV Comedy: Laugh Tracks and Sitcom Production Modes.” Paper presented to the Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference, Atlanta, 2016. PDF. Accompanying PowerPoint slides.
  2. Butler, Jeremy G. “TV Style and Number Crunching: Should We Fear/Disdain Statistical Analysis?” Paper presented to the Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference, New Orleans, 2011.
  3. Butler, Jeremy G. “The Oppressive Rectangularity of the Fluorescent Light,” In Media Res, April 22, 2009.
  4. Butler, Jeremy G. “Digital Supplements for Television/Film Textbooks: An Author’s Perspective.” Paper presented to the Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference, Philadelphia, 2008.
  5. Butler, Jeremy G. “Televisuality and the Resurrection of the Sitcom in the 2000s: With Apologies to Brecht, The Modern Sitcom is the Televisual Sitcom.” Paper presented to the Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference, Chicago, 2007.
  6. Jeremy G. Butler, “SCMS, Media Literacy, and the Media Reform Movement: How Can SCMS Get More Involved,” Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference workshop participant, Chicago, March 2007.
  7. Butler, Jeremy G. “The Sitcom’s Death, the Zero Degree of Style,” In Media Res, 20 February 2007.
  8. Butler, Jeremy G. “‘An Economy of the Gift’: Should Scholarship Be Available for Free?” Workshop panel at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference, Vancouver, 2006.
  9. Butler, Jeremy G. “ER and Its Visual Style,” Visual Communication Colloquium, University of Alabama, 2003.
  10. Butler, Jeremy G. “Using Video and Video Snapshots in Your Course,” Workshop at the Faculty Resource Center, University of Alabama, 2002.
  11. Butler, Jeremy G. “Using QuickTime in the Classroom and on the Web,” Workshop at the Society for Cinema Studies conference, Denver, 2002.
  12. Butler, Jeremy G. “VR in the ER: Thoughts on ER‘s Use of E-Media.” Paper presented to the Society for Cinema Studies conference, Chicago, 2000. Illustrations.
  13. Butler, Jeremy G. “New Technologies, New Pedagogies: Developing and Using Multimedia.” Workshop panel at the Society for Cinema Studies conference, San Diego, 1998.
  14. Butler, Jeremy G. “E-Mail Webbing: LISTSERV, Usenet, and Other Internet Mysteries Explained.” Paper presented to the Society for Cinema Studies conference, New York City, 1995.
  15. Butler, Jeremy G. “Redesigning (?) Discourse: The Case of Designing Women.” Paper presented to the Society for Cinema Studies, New Orleans, 1992.
  16. Butler, Jeremy G. “Slinking Toward Shklovsky: Television and the Neoformalist Project.” Paper presented to the Society for Cinema Studies, Los Angeles, 1991.
  17. Butler, Jeremy G. “Hometown Discursive Hierarchies: Gender Relations and Popular Culture in Mayberry.” Paper presented to the Society for Cinema Studies, Iowa City, Iowa, 1989.
  18. Butler, Jeremy G. “‘I’m Not a Doctor, But I Play One on TV’: The Construction of Character in Television Soap Opera.” Paper presented to the Society for Cinema Studies, Montreal, 1987.
  19. Butler, Jeremy G. “Notes on the Soap Opera Apparatus: Televisual Style and As the World Turns.” Paper presented to the University Film and Video Association, Athens, Ohio, 1986.
  20. Butler, Jeremy G. “The Raw and the Cooked 1984.” Paper presented to the Society for Cinema Studies, New York City, 1985.
  21. Butler, Jeremy G. A Man With a Video Camera. Videotape presented to the Southern Speech Communication Association, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1985.
  22. Butler, Jeremy G. “The Raw and the Cooked 1984: Three Recent Films.” Paper presented to the Broadcast and Film Communication Graduate Colloquium, The University of Alabama, 1984.
  23. Butler, Jeremy G. “Niagara: A Scenic Viewpoint, or, Le Voyeur Noir.” Paper presented to the Midwest Modern Language Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1983.
  24. Butler, Jeremy G. “Imitation of Life: Style and the Domestic Melodrama.” Paper presented to the Society for Cinema Studies, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1983; also presented to the Women Studies Colloquium, The University of Alabama, 1983.
  25. Butler, Jeremy G. “Casablanca: A Brief Structuralist Analysis.” Paper presented to the Purdue University Fourth Annual Conference on Film, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1979.
  26. Butler, Jeremy G. Daily Northwestern. Weekly film commentary, 1977 to 1980.

Book Reviews

  1. Butler, Jeremy G. “Assaulting Orthodoxies in Screen Studies: Journalismo, Scopophobia, and Semiologos.” Semiotica 116-2/4 (August 1997): 373-80. A review of Televisuality, by John Thornton Caldwell.
  2. Butler, Jeremy G. “Only Entertainment.” Film Quarterly 47, no. 3 (Spring 1994): 60-61. A review of the book by Richard Dyer.
  3. Butler, Jeremy G. “Channels of Discourse.” Journal of Film and Video 40, no. 2 (Spring 1989): 52-57. A review of the book edited by Robert C. Allen.
  4. Butler, Jeremy G. “The Films of Werner Herzog.” International Communication Bulletin 23 nos. 1-2 (Spring 1988): 26-27. A review of the book by Timothy Corrigan.
  5. Butler, Jeremy G. “The Social Problem Film.” Jump Cut 28 (April 1983): 62-63. A review of The Hollywood Social Problem Film, by Peter Roffman and Jim Purdy. View online.
  6. Butler, Jeremy G. “The Hollywood Musical: Peel Away the Tinsel.” Jump Cut, 31 (winter 1986): 17-18. A review of the book by Jane Feuer. View online.