JUMP CUT
A REVIEW OF CONTEMPORARY MEDIA

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The Wire and the world: narrative and metanarrative by Helena Sheehan and Sheamus Sweeney

 

Helena Sheehan

Professor Helena Sheehan is a philosopher who teaches history of ideas as well as media studies (specialising in television drama) in the School  of  Communications at Dublin City University. She holds an MA from Temple University in Philadelphia and a PhD from Trinity College Dublin. She is the author of a number of books, including Marxism and the Philosophy of  Science: A Critical History (1985),  Irish Television Drama: A Society and Its Stories (1987), The  Continuing Story  of Irish Television  Drama: Tracking the Tiger (2004). She is co-editor of Mapping Irish  Media: Critical Explorations (2007). She has been working on a history of U.S. television drama as well as larger projects of intellectual and cultural history. Her website is at http://webpages.dcu.ie./~sheehanh/sheehan.htm. Lots of her writing on tv drama is available there.

E-mail: helena.sheehan@dcu.ie