Vanessa Alexander

Postgraduate Research Student

Thesis Title

Searching for Utopia on the small screen: sitcoms and the remarriage narrative



Creative Writing Component - To create an original work of contemporary television narrative comedy exploring marriage, motherhood and the female mid-life crisis. This creative work is 70% of the content of the PhD's Research Component - A 30,000-word academic thesis asking if philosopher Stanley Cavell's 'genre of remarriage', as he identified in a number of 1930's and 40's feature film comedies, can be found in television comedy and to what extend it it transforms the conversation around marriage.