Title

From fiction to reality: Presidential framing in the Ukrainian comedy Servant of the People

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2021

Subject Area

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Abstract

This study examines presidential framing in the Ukrainian sitcom Servant of the People, which may have helped Ukrainian comedian and political novice Volodymyr Zelenskyy win the presidency in 2019. Building upon research into fictional framing and political satire verite, this study analyzes the roles and character traits of Vasiliy Goloborodko, a fictional Ukrainian president played by Zelenskyy. The findings expand framing theory to include fictional political leaders in sitcoms.

Publication Title

European Journal of Communication

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1177/02673231211012172

ISSN

02673231

E-ISSN

14603705

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