Katie Boyer

Dissertation Title

This dissertation explores the representation of single motherhood in relation to the popular television show Gilmore Girls. The show aired on American television from 2000- 2007 and focuses around a mother and daughter relationship. By concentrating on issues of class and feminism, the dissertation evaluates the idea that the show glamourises single motherhood to audiences. It also examines the effect that television culture may have on consumers in today’s society and how the television programme presents the role of the mother. It seeks to understand how these representations correspond to the other single mothers in television drama that were being portrayed at the same time the programme was broadcast.