Julia Havas

Júlia Havas is Lecturer in Media at De Montfort University (Leicester UK). Her research focuses on Anglo-American television, the gender and race politics of popular media, streaming culture, Hungarian film and TV, and the transcultural travel of media. Her monograph Woman Up: Invoking Feminism in Quality Television is forthcoming with Wayne State UP in Spring 2022. She has published in the journals Television and New Media and Animation Studies, and contributed chapters to the anthologies Hysterical! Women in American Comedy (Texas UP 2017), Binge-watching and Contemporary Television Research (Edinburgh UP forthcoming 2021) and The Routledge Companion to European Cinemas (forthcoming 2021/2022).


Linda ranks high for its endurance in Hungarian cultural memory, but perhaps the most resonant feature of the series is its upsetting gender politics.


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