Glued to the Set: TV Shows, Norms, and CultureSemester Course

Glued to the Set: TV Shows, Norms, and Culture, Semester Course
Major Discipline(s)
Communication, Film Studies, Media Studies
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

TV shows and sitcoms like Modern Family, I Love Lucy, The Handmaid’s tale, Lovecraft County; and characters like Don Draper, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Will & Grace all reflect and shape societies’ gender roles, race relations, class divisions, sexual norms and values. From broadcast syndication and flow tv to streaming and binge watching, our experiences with television is dynamic and evolving. This course critically analyzes the history and importance of various TV genres, shows and formats in the U.S., England, and Scandinavia and view them as both mirrors and critiques of society and culture.


Morten Egholm

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph.D. (Film and Media Studies, University of Copenhagen, 2009). Cand.mag. (Scandinavian Studies, Film and Media Theory, University of Copenhagen, 1997). Lecturer in Media History and Non-fiction Theory at the University of Copenhagen. With DIS since 2008.

European Humanities, Morten Egholm