Date of Award
Master of Arts in Communication Studies
Hundley, Heather L.
This study is an examination of the ideologies present in the highest-grossing romantic comedy from each year in the past decade. Because romantic comedies feature prominent romantic relationships, repeated exposure to romantic comedies may influence audiences' perceptions of what romantic relationships should be like. People who are exposed to media content depicting romantic relationships may rely on those portrayals when they are either considering beginning a new romantic relationship, or evaluating a current romantic relationship.
Gomez, Stephanie Lynn, "This is not a love story: A semiotic discourse analysis of romantic comedies" (2011). Theses Digitization Project. 3944.