A European Television History

A European Television History

By: Jonathan Bignell (editor), Andreas Fickers (editor)Paperback

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European Television History brings together television historians and media scholars to chart the development of television in Europe since its inception. The volume interrogates the history of the medium in divergent political, economic, cultural and ideological national contexts Taking a comparative approach to the topic, the volume is organized around a set of common questions, themes, and methodological reflections Deals with European television in the context of television historiography and transnational traditions Case study chapters written by scholars from different European countries to reflect their specific areas of expertise

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Jonathan Bignell is Professor of Television and Film at the University of Reading (UK). Andreas Fickers is Assistant Professor for Television History at the University of Utrecht (NL).


List of Contributors. Acknowledgements. 1. Introduction: Comparative European Perspectives on Television History: Jonathan Bignell (University of Reading) and Andreas Fickers (University of Maastricht). 2. Early TV: Imagining and Realising Television: Knut Hickethier (University of Hamburg). 3. Institutionalising European Television: The Shaping of European Television Institutions and Infrastructures: Christina Adamou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), with Isabelle Gaillard (University of Grenoble) and Dana Mustata (University of Utrecht). 4. Searching for an Identity for Television: Programmes, Genres, Formats: Jerome Bourdon (University of Tel Aviv), with Juan Carlos Ibanez (University Carlos III, Madrid), Catherine Johnson ( Royal Holloway, University of London) and Eggo Muller (University of Utrecht). 5. TV Nations or Global Medium? European Television Between National Institution and Window on the World: Sonja de Leeuw (University of Utrecht), with Alexander Dhoest (University of Antwerp), Juan Francisco Gutierrez Lozano (University of Malaga), Francois Heinderyckx (Free University of Brussels), Anu Koivunen (University of Helsinki)and Jamie Medhurst (University of Wales Aberystwyth). 6. American Television: Point of Reference or European Nightmare?: Ib Bondebjerg (University of Copenhagen), with Tomasz Goban-Klas (University of Krakow), Michele Hilmes (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Dana Mustata (University of Utrecht), Helle Strandgaard-Jensen (Roskilde University Centre, Demnark), Isabelle Veyrat-Masson (Centre National de Recherche Scientifique, Paris) and Susanne Vollberg (University of Leipzig). 7. European Television Events and Euro-visions: Tensions between the Ordinary and the Extraordinary: Rob Turnock (Royal Holloway, University of London), with Alexander Hecht (Osterreichischer Rundfunk), Dana Mustata (University of Utrecht), Mari Pajala (University of Turku) and Alison Preston (Ofcom). 8. European Television Audiences: Localising the Viewers: Mats Bjorkin (University of Gothenburg), with Juan Francisco Gutierrez Lozano (University of Malaga). 9. Conclusion: Reflections on Doing European Television History: Andreas Fickers (University of Maastricht) and Jonathan Bignell (University of Reading). 10. European Television Archives and the Search for Audiovisual Sources: Andy O'Dwyer (BBC Future Media & Technology, London). Index.

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  • publication date: 21/11/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781405163408
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9781405163408
  • weight: 516
  • ISBN10: 1405163402

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