JUMP CUT
A REVIEW OF CONTEMPORARY MEDIA

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Tortured logic: entertainment and the spectacle of deliberately inflicted pain in 24 and Battlestar Galactica

 

Isabel Pinedo

Isabel Pinedo is an Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies at Hunter College, CUNY. She holds an M.A. from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. from the CUNY Graduate Center, in sociology.  She is the author of Recreational Terror: Women and the Pleasures of Horror Film Viewing (SUNY Press, 1997).  She has published articles on the horror genre in the Journal of Film and Video, and Paradoxa: Studies in World Literary Genres. Recent publications deal with the depiction of blowback on Battlestar Galactica, and the treatment of 9/11 on Jericho. She is currently working on a project on “Discourses of Death, Torture, and Terrorism in Television and Film after 9/11.” She teaches courses on Television Culture, Television Genres, and Complex TV Narratives, among others.

She can be reached at ipinedo@hunter.cuny.edu.