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Table of Contents * David Lavery and Sara Lewis Dunne (Middle Tennessee State University), Preface. "Part of Popular Culture": The Legacy of Seinfeld I. "Giddy-Up!": Introductions * Albert Auster (Fordham University), Much Ado About Nothing: Some Final Thoughts on Seinfeld * David Marc (Syracuse University), Seinfeld: A Show (Almost) About Nothing * Bill Wyman, Seinfeld * Reflections on Seinfeld II. "Maybe the dingoes ate your baby": Genre, Humor, Intertextuality * Michael Dunne (Middle Tennessee State University), Seinfeld as Intertextual Comedy * Barbara Ching (University of Memphis), They Laughed Unhappily Ever After: Seinfeld, Situation Comedy, and the Encounter with Nothingness * Dennis Hall (University of Louisville), Jane Austen, Meet Jerry Seinfeld * Amy McWilliams (Texas A & M), Genre Expectation and Narrative Innovation in Seinfeld III. "If I like their race, how can that be racist?": Gender, Generations, and Ethnicity * Joanna L. Di Mattia (Monash University), Male Anxiety and the Buddy System in Seinfeld * Matthew Bond, "Are they having babies just so people will visit them?": Parents and Children on Seinfeld * Jon Stratton (Curtin University of Technology), Seinfeld is a Jewish Sitcom, Isn't It: Ethnicity and Assimilation on 1990s American Television IV. "It is so sad, all your knowledge of high culture comes from Bugs Bunny cartoons": Cultural, Pop Cultural, and Media Matters * Geoffrey O'Brien, The Republic of Seinfeld * Sara Lewis Dunne (Middle Tennessee State University), Seinfood: Purity, Danger, and Food Codes on Seinfeld * Eleanor Hersey (Fresno Pacific University), "It'll Always Be Burma to Me": J. Peterman on Seinfeld * Elke van Cassel (Radboud University Nijmegen), Getting the Joke: Seinfeld from a European Perspective * Michael M. Epstein (Southwestern University School of Law), Mark C. Rogers (Walsh University), and Jimmie L. Reeves (Texas Tech University), From Must-See-TV to Branded Counter Programming: Seinfeld and Syndication V. Afterword * David Lavery, Middle Tennessee State University, with Marc Leverette, Colorado State University, Re-Reading Seinfeld after Curb Your Enthusiasm VI. "Get Out!": Back Pages * Betty Lee, Seinfeld Lexicon * Seinfeld Episode and Situation Guide (by David Lavery) * Seinfeld Intertexts and Allusions * Contributors * Bibliography * Index
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Seinfeld (Television program).