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McCabe Janet

Chercheur honoraire

Birkbeck, University of London

- PhD. Film Studies, (‘Addicted to Distractions : Imagined Female Spectator-Participants and Early German Popular Cinema, 1910-1919’) (Kent)
- MA in Film Studies (UEA)
- BA (hons) in History (with Education) (Kent)

Birkbeck, University of London


Blog, CSTOnline



- Contemporary US Television
- Feminism and feminist TV criticism
- Cultural memory and forgetting



- MA in Television


Responsabilités éditoriales

- 2011. Co-éditrice de Reading ’Ugly Betty’ : TV’s Betty Goes Global, I.B. Tauris, forthcoming (avec Kim Akass).
- 2007. Co-éditrice de Quality TV : Contemporary American Television and Beyond, I.B. Tauris (avec Kim Akass)
- 2006. Co-éditrice de Reading ’Desperate Housewives’ : Beyond the White Picket Fence, I.B. Tauris (avec Kim Akass)
- 2006. Co-éditrice de Reading ’The L Word’ : Outing Contemporary Television, I.B. Tauris ; reprinted 2008 (avec Kim Akass)
- 2004. Co-éditrice de Reading ’Six Feet Under’ : TV To Die For, I.B. Tauris (avec Kim Akass).
- 2004. Co-éditrice de Reading ’Sex and the City’ : Critical Approaches, I.B.Tauris (avec Kim Akass)

  • translated into Korean. Publisher : Editions W, 2008
  • translated into Russian. Publisher : Ad-Marginem Press, 2006 : http://www.ad-marginem.ru/
  • translated into Japanese. Publisher : Asahi Shuppansha, 2005



Ouvrages et direction d’ouvrages

  • 2012. McCabe Janet, The West Wing. TV Milestone Series, Wayne State University Press
  • 2004. McCabe Janet, Feminist Film Studies : Writing the Woman into Cinema. Wallflower Press


  • 2010. McCabe Janet, avec Laura Mulvey, interview sur "Film on Four, British Experimental Television Drama and The Bad Sister" Critical Studies in Television, 4, 2 Autumn 2010, pp. 98-103
  • 2010. McCabe Janet et Akass Kim, "It’s Not TV. But Is It A Classic ?", Critical Studies in Television, 4, 2, Autumn 2010, pp. 110-111.
  • 2009. McCabe Janet et Akass Kim, "Who Said Crime Doesn’t Pay : Introduction. Dossier : Fox Crime and the CSI Franchise in Italy", Critical Studies in Television, 4, 1, Spring 2009, pp. 84-86.
  • 2006. McCabe Janet, "Cicely Under the Skin : Female Narrative and America’s Historical Unconscious in Northern Exposure", Critical Studies in Television, hors série "Northern Exposure : Quirky Quality TV", David Lavery, Jimmie Cain and John Zubizarreta (Eds), 1, 2, Autumn 2006, pp. 19-32
  • 2006. McCabe Janet et Akass Kim, "Feminist Television Criticism : Notes and Queries", Critical Studies in Television, 1, 1, Spring 2006, pp. 108-120
  • 2005. McCabe Janet, "Textual Debaucheries and the Flâneur : Prostitution as Paradoxical Discourse in Walter Benjamin’s The Arcades Project", New Formations, hors série "Construction Site’ : On Reading Benjamin’s Arcades", Merrick Burrow, Gary Farnell and Mick Jardine (Eds), 54, 2005, pp. 54-68
  • 2004. McCabe Janet, "Claire Fisher on the Couch : Discourses of Female Subjectivity, Desire and Teenage Angst in Six Feet Under", The Scholar and Feminist Online, "Feminist Television Studies : The Case for HBO", Lisa Johnson (Eds), 3, 1, Fall 2004, http://www.barnard.edu/sfonline/hbo...

Chapitres d’ouvrages

  • 2011. McCabe Janet et Akass Kim, "Blabbermouth Cunts ; Or, Speaking in Tongues : Narrative Crises for Women in The Sopranos and Feminist Dilemmas", in Paul Levinson, David Lavery and Doug Howard (Eds), The Essential Sopranos Reader, University of Kentucky Press
  • 2010. McCabe Janet et Akass Kim, "The Best of Everything : The Limits of Being a Working Girl in Mad Men", in Gary R. Edgerton (Ed.), Reading Mad Men : Dream Come True TV, I.B Tauris
  • 2010. McCabe Janet et Akass Kim, "Was hat HBO je für die frauen getan ? Annäherung an eine feministische Kritik des Fernshens / What Has HBO Ever Done for Women ? Toward a Feminist TV Criticism ?", in Christoph Dreher (Ed.), Autorenserien : Die Neurderfindung des Fernsehens/Auteur Series : The Re-Invention of Television, Ipressum/Colophon and Merz Academie, Hochchule für Gestaltung Stuttgart, pp.251-85.
  • 2009. McCabe Janet, "Lost in Transition : Problems of Modern (Heterosexual) Romance and the Catatonic Male Hero in the Post-Feminist Age", in Stacey Abbott and Deborah Jermyn (Eds), Falling in Love Again, I.B. Tauris, pp. 160-75.
  • 2008. McCabe Janet et Akass Kim, "It’s Not TV, It’s HBO’s Original Programming : Producing Quality TV", in Marc Leverette, Brian L. Ott and Clara Louise Buckley (Eds), It’s Not TV : Watching HBO in the Post-Television Era, Routledge, pp. 83-93.
  • 2008. McCabe Janet et Akass Kim, "Six Feet Under – In Requiem", in Gary R. Edgerton and Jeffrey P. Jones (Eds), The Essential HBO Reader, University of Kentucky Press, pp. 71-81.
  • 2008. McCabe Janet et Akass Kim, "What Has HBO Ever Done For Women ?", in Gary R. Edgerton and Jeffrey P. Jones (Eds), The Essential HBO Reader, University of Kentucky Press, pp. 303-314.
  • 2007. McCabe Janet et Akass Kim, "Married to the Mob : Separation and Divorce in The Sopranos", in Nicholas White and Karl Leydecker (Eds), After Intimacy : The Culture of Divorce in the West since 1789, Peter Lang, pp. 257-276.
  • 2007. McCabe Janet, "Analysing Fictional Television Genres", in Eoin Devereux (Ed.), Media Studies : Key Issues and Debates, Sage Publications, pp. 283-301.
  • 2007. McCabe Janet, "Mac’s Melancholia : Scripting Trauma, 9/11 and Bodily Absence in CSI : NY", in Michael Allen (Ed.), Reading ’CSI’ : Crime TV Under the Microscope, I.B Tauris, pp. 167-180.
  • 2007. McCabe Janet et Akass Kim, "A Perfect Lie : Visual (Dis)Pleasures and Policing Femininity in Nip/Tuck", in Dana Heller (Ed.), Reading Makeover Television : Realities Remodeled, I.B. Tauris, pp. 119-132.
  • 2007. McCabe Janet, "Damsels-in-Distress : Female Narrative Authority and Knowledge in 24", in Steven Peacock (Ed.), Reading ’24’ : TV Against the Clock, I.B. Tauris, pp. 149-161.
  • 2006. McCabe Janet, "Myth Maketh The Woman : Calamity Jane, Frontier Mythology and Creating American (Media) Historical Imaginings", in David Lavery (Ed.), Reading Deadwood : A Western to Swear By, I.B. Tauris, pp. 59-77.
  • 2006. McCabe Janet, "What Has Carmela Ever Done For Feminism ? : Carmela Soprano and the Post-Feminist Dilemma", in David Lavery (Ed.), Reading ’The Sopranos’ : Hit TV from HBO, I.B. Tauris, pp. 39-55.
  • 2005. McCabe Janet, "Creating Audiences for E.R. on Channel 4", in Michael Hammond and Lucy Mazdon (Eds), The Contemporary Television Series, Edinburgh University Press, pp. 207-223.
  • 2003. McCabe Janet, "Regulating Hidden Pleasures and ‘Modern’ Identities : Imagining Female Spectators, Early German Popular Cinema and The Oyster Princess (1919)", in Randall Halle and Margaret McCarthy (Eds), Light Motives : German Popular Film in Perspective, Wayne State University Press, pp. 24-40.
  • 2002. McCabe Janet et Akass Kim, "Beyond the Bada Bing ! : Negotiating Female Narrative Authority in The Sopranos", in David Lavery (Ed.), This Things of Ours : Investigating ’The Sopranos’, Wallflower Press/Columbia University Press, pp. 146-161.
  • 2000. McCabe Janet, "Diagnosing the Alien : Producing Identities, American ‘Quality’ Drama and British Television Culture in the 1990s", in Bruce Carson and Margaret Llewellyn-Jones (Eds), Frames and Fictions on Television : The Politics of Identity within Drama, Intellect Books, pp. 141-154.


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