The Simpsons' Beloved Springfield: Essays on the TV Series and Town That Are Part of Us All (Paperback)

The Simpsons' Beloved Springfield: Essays on the TV Series and Town That Are Part of Us All By Karma Waltonen (Editor), Denise Du Vernay (Editor) Cover Image
By Karma Waltonen (Editor), Denise Du Vernay (Editor)
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First aired in 1989, The Simpsons has become America's most beloved animated show. It changed the world of television, bringing to the screen a cartoon for adults, a sitcom without a laugh track, an imperfect lower class family, a mixture of high and low comedy and satire for the masses. This collection of new essays explores the many ways in which The Simpsons reflects everyday life through its exploration of gender roles, music, death, food politics, science and religion, anxiety, friendship and more.

About the Author


Karma Waltonen teaches professional writing, literature, popular culture (including The Simpsons), and stand-up comedy at the University of California, Davis. She is the president of the Margaret Atwood Society and edits Margaret Atwood Studies. Denise Du Vernay taught college courses in composition, literature, The Simpsons, speech, and the humanities for seventeen years. She is the treasurer and social media manager for the Margaret Atwood Society. She lives in Chicago, Illinois, where she works in Advancement for Loyola University Chicago.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781476674551
ISBN-10: 1476674558
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Publication Date: September 22nd, 2019
Pages: 280
Language: English