ENGL 2020: Themes in Literature

and Culture: Mad Men and the Sixties

 

Spring 2015 | Room: TBA | Day/Time: TBA

 

 

Dr. David Lavery

Office—PH 316 | Office Hours—TBA | E-mail—david.lavery@mtsu.edu | david.lavery@gmail.com | Office Phone/Voice-Mail—615-898-5648 | Home Page—http://davidlavery.net

 

Dr. David Lavery is Director of Graduate Studies and Professor in the English Department at Middle Tennessee State University (1993- ). The recipient of the University's 2006 Distinguished Research Award, he is the author of over one hundred and fifty published essays, chapters, and reviews and the author / co-author / editor / co-editor of twenty-two books, including Joss Whedon, A Creative Portrait: From Buffy the Vampire Slayer to The Avengers, TV Goes to Hell: An Unofficial Road Map of Supernatural, The Essential Cult Television Reader, and The Essential Sopranos Reader. The co-convener of international conferences on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the work of Joss Whedon and The Sopranos; co-founder of the Whedon Studies Association and its journal Slayage and founding editor of Critical Studies in Television, he has lectured around the world on the subject of television (Australia, Turkey, the UK, Portugal, New Zealand, Ireland, Germany), been a guest/source for the BBC, NPR, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, The New York Times, A Folha de Sao Paulo (Brazil), Publica (Portugal), Information (Netherlands), AP, The Toronto Star, USA Today, and from 2006-2008 taught film and television at Brunel University in London. With MTSU's Jane Marcellus, he is the co-convener of an international symposium on Mad Men to be held in New York in September 2014.

 

Required Texts

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Go here to find a Table of Contents for the the Portable Sixties Reader.

 

Supplemental Reading

 

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Class Members

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Websites

Mad Men Wiki | Mad Men on IMDB | Wikipedia | Onion TV Club | AMC | Salon | Vulture | Slate | Fresh Air | Mad Men Unbuttoned | xxx

 

Power Points

 

Course Requirements

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Agenda

Week 1 | Meetings x and x Subject: Introduction to the Course | Read: TBA

Week 2 | Meetings x and x Subject: Quality TV: | Read: TBA 

Week 3 | Meetings x and xSubject: Mad Men Season One | Read: TBA 

Week 4 | Meetings x and xSubject: Mad Men Season One (continued)| Read: TBA 

Week 5 | Meetings x and x  Subject: Mad Men Season Two | Read: TBA 

Week 6 | Meetings x and x  Subject: Mad Men Season Two (continued) | Read: TBA 

Spring Break

Week 7 | Meetings x and x  Subject: Mad Men Season Three | Read: TBA 

Week 8 | Meetings x and x  Subject: Mad Men Season Four (continued)| Read: TBA 

Week 9 | Meetings x and x  Subject: Mad Men Season Five | Read: TBA 

Week 10 | Meetings x and xSubject: Mad Men Season Six | Read: TBA 

Week 11 | Meetings x and x  Subject: Mad Men Season  Seven | Read: TBA 

Week 12 | Meetings x and x  Subject: Mad Men Season Seven (continued) | Read: TBA 

Week 13 | Meetings x and x  | Subject: Mad Men Season Four (continued)| Read: TBA 

Finals Week