Body Trauma TV: The New Hospital Dramas

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British Film Institute, Aug 18, 2003 - Performing Arts - 160 pages
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An exploration of the stylistic, aesthetic and thematic impact of hospital drama. This book argues that "new" medical dramas offer a different landscape from their predecessors, and they tend to disturb rather than reassure. The historical development of the "new" medical drama is also explored.

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Jason Jacobs is Senior Lecturer in the School of Film, Media and Cultural Studies, Griffith University, Queensland, and is author of The Intimate Screen: Early British Television Drama.

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