16 November 2012
Knaggs, A. (2011) ‘Em)placing Prison Break: Heterotopic Televisual space and Place’, Refractory ejournal, 18.
Angie Knaggs highlights how heterotopia has been used to examine a variety of media texts.
From the introduction:
‘The term ‘heterotopia’ has been applied to various media texts, and while Foucault never mentions television in his discussion of heterotopic space, it nevertheless provides a useful concept to approach television as a site of contradiction. Billingham (2000) examines the fictionalised ‘gay village’ in the British drama series Queer as Folk as an example of Foucault’s concept of the heterotopia. Bury (2005) applies the concept to female fan forums. Elliot and Purdy (2006) have applied the term to the cinematic work of Peter Greenaway, and Dove-Viebahn (2007) applies the term to Star Trek. What these applications have in common is a persistent association with spaces of resistance’.
Angie Knaggs lists the following articles that apply heterotopia to media texts :
Barrera, E. (2003) ‘Aliens in heterotopia: an intertextual reading of the Border Control Museum’ in Ethnography at the Border. Edited by Pablo Vila. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 166-181.
Billingham, P. (2000) Sensing the City through Television: Urban Identification within Fictional Drama. Oxford; Portland.
Bury, R. (2005) Cyberspaces of their Own: Female Fandoms Online. New York: Peter Lang.
Dove-Viebhan, A. (2007) ‘Embodying Hybridity, (En)gendering Community: Captain Janeway and the Enactment of a Feminist Heterotopia on Star Trek: Voyager’ Women’s Studies 36 (8): 597-618
Elliott, B. and Purdy. A. (2006) ‘A Walk Through Heterotopia: Peter Greenaway’s Landscapes by Numbers’ in Landscape and Film. Edited by Martin Lefebvre. New York: Routledge.