At a time when television (TV) studies was still an emerging subject, the soap opera attracted a number of high-profile studies, largely conducted by feminists, that also set the agenda for TV studies as a whole. While the soap opera no longer finds the same level of attention, the scholarship of that time remains important to the work of feminist TV researchers of different generations. In this dossier, five researchers, three of them emerging and two of them mid-career, reflect on the importance of the scholarship to their own work and careers, how their own work expands on it and what it tells us about problems that feminist TV scholarship might encounter tomorrow.
Geraghty, C., Weissmann, E., Jermyn, D., Lad, M., Gorton, K., McCourt, M., & Kies, B. (2016). Women, Soap Opera, and New Generations of Feminists. Critical Studies in Television, 11(3), 365-384. https://doi.org/10.1177/1749602016661948