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Jonathan Gray

Jonathan Gray

Expert on contemporary television, audiences, comedy and convergence

Professor, media and cultural studies, communication arts College of Letters and Science Work: 608-263-2541 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Contemporary television narrative, structure and cultural impact
  • The politics of entertainment, especially comedy, satire and parody
  • Media audiences and consumption, both local and international, including fans
  • Television and film's merging and convergence with new media
  • Film and television hype, promotion and synergy


  • Author, "Television Entertainment," Routledge, 2008
  • Author, "Watching With The Simpsons: Television, Parody, and Intertextuality," Routledge 2006
  • Author, "Show Sold Separately: Promos, Spoilers, and Other Media Paratexts," NYU Press, 2009
  • Co-editor, "Satire TV: Politics and Comedy in the Post-Network Era," NYU Press, 2009
  • Co-editor, "Fandom: Identities and Communities in a Mediated World," NYU Press, 2007