Televising History: Mediating the Past in Postwar Europe

Hardcover | August 15, 2010

EditorErin Bell, Ann Gray

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This fascinating essay collection examines the representation of history on television in Europe from a transnational and interdisciplinary perspective, including case studies from Britain, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark and Yugoslavia.

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This fascinating essay collection examines the representation of history on television in Europe from a transnational and interdisciplinary perspective, including case studies from Britain, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark and Yugoslavia.

ERIN BELL has a PhD in History from the University of York, UK, and is an AHRC Research Fellow working on the Televising History project in the Faculty of Media & Humanities at the University of Lincoln, UK.ANN GRAY is Professor of Cultural Studies at the University of Lincoln, UK, and Director of the Televising History research proje...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:296 pages, 9.51 × 6.02 × 0.83 inPublished:August 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230222080

ISBN - 13:9780230222083

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Table of Contents

Introduction--E.Bell &--A.Gray
PART ONE: PERSPECTIVES
'Once Upon A Time...': Visual Design and Documentary Openings--J.Corner
History on Television: The Problem of Sources--L.Cigognetti &--P.Sorlin
Combatting 'A Message Without a Code': Writing the 'History' Documentary--B.Winston
Contexts of Production: Commissioning History--A.Gray
Beyond The Witness: The Layering of Historical Testimonies on British Television--E.Bell
PART TWO: TELEVISED HISTORY AND NATIONAL IDENTITY
Staging Historical Leaders on French Television: The Example of Napoleon Bonaparte--I.Veyrat-Masson
Landscape and Memory: British Television Documentaries about the First World War--E.Hanna
Mediated Collective Memory and the Political Process Towards Democracy in Spain: An Analysis of the Spanish TV Historical Documentary Series La TransicinS.Hernandez Corchete
PART THREE: TELEVISED HISTORY, MEMORY AND IDENTITY
Television Fiction, A Domain of Memory: Retelling the Past on Dutch Television--S.de Leeuw
Public Service Truth-Telling? Reality Bites and the BBC in Northern Ireland--A.Blaney
Women and War: M.Rohringer
History in Popular Television Drama: The Flemish past in Wij, Heren van Zichem--A.Dhoest
PART THREE: HISTORY PROGRAMMING: FORM, GENRE, TECHNIQUE
'I Feel Completely Beautiful For the First Time In My Life': Bodily Re-Enactment and Reality Documentary--J.de Groot
(Re)Constructing Biographies: German Television Docudrama and the Historical Biography--T.Ebbrecht
Flog It!: Nostalgia and Lifestyle on British Daytime Television--I.Kleinecke
Who Do You Think You Are? Family History and Memory on British Television--A.Holdsworth
Notes
Bibliography
Index