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Transnational European Television Drama

Production, Genres and Audiences

Palgrave Macmillan
  • The first in depth and comparative analysis of the bigger picture of European television drama in a transnational context across several European countries

  • Offers insights into the creative television industries in Europe, the forms of co-production and different national traditions

  • Combines quantitative methods and data on the production, distribution and reception of European television drama with qualitative methods and analysis of television drama genres

  • Provides new perspectives on mediated cultural encounters and the role of television drama for national and European culture

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: Palgrave European Film and Media Studies (PEFMS)

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction: Transnational European TV Studies

    • Ib Bondebjerg, Eva Novrup Redvall, Rasmus Helles, Signe Sophus Lai, Henrik Søndergaard, Cecilie Astrupgaard
    Pages 1-21
  3. A Theory of Mediated Cultural Encounters

    • Ib Bondebjerg, Eva Novrup Redvall, Rasmus Helles, Signe Sophus Lai, Henrik Søndergaard, Cecilie Astrupgaard
    Pages 23-48
  4. The Perfect Storm: European Television Policy and the Emergence of Streaming Services

    • Ib Bondebjerg, Eva Novrup Redvall, Rasmus Helles, Signe Sophus Lai, Henrik Søndergaard, Cecilie Astrupgaard
    Pages 49-77
  5. Networks and Patterns of European TV Drama Co-production

    • Ib Bondebjerg, Eva Novrup Redvall, Rasmus Helles, Signe Sophus Lai, Henrik Søndergaard, Cecilie Astrupgaard
    Pages 79-97
  6. Creative Work in a Transnational Context: Cultural Encounters Behind the Scenes

    • Ib Bondebjerg, Eva Novrup Redvall, Rasmus Helles, Signe Sophus Lai, Henrik Søndergaard, Cecilie Astrupgaard
    Pages 99-128
  7. National Patterns of TV Drama Consumption in Europe

    • Ib Bondebjerg, Eva Novrup Redvall, Rasmus Helles, Signe Sophus Lai, Henrik Søndergaard, Cecilie Astrupgaard
    Pages 129-152
  8. Meeting the Others on TV: How Drama Translates into Cultural Encounters

    • Ib Bondebjerg, Eva Novrup Redvall, Rasmus Helles, Signe Sophus Lai, Henrik Søndergaard, Cecilie Astrupgaard
    Pages 153-182
  9. Facing Everyday Life and the Societies We Live in: Contemporary Drama

    • Ib Bondebjerg, Eva Novrup Redvall, Rasmus Helles, Signe Sophus Lai, Henrik Søndergaard, Cecilie Astrupgaard
    Pages 183-222
  10. The Darker Sides of Society: Crime Drama

    • Ib Bondebjerg, Eva Novrup Redvall, Rasmus Helles, Signe Sophus Lai, Henrik Søndergaard, Cecilie Astrupgaard
    Pages 223-255
  11. History, Heritage and Memory: Historical Drama

    • Ib Bondebjerg, Eva Novrup Redvall, Rasmus Helles, Signe Sophus Lai, Henrik Søndergaard, Cecilie Astrupgaard
    Pages 257-295
  12. Conclusion: European Television—Diversity with Very Little Unity?

    • Ib Bondebjerg, Eva Novrup Redvall, Rasmus Helles, Signe Sophus Lai, Henrik Søndergaard, Cecilie Astrupgaard
    Pages 297-310
  13. Back Matter

    Pages 311-318

About this book

This book deals with the role of television drama in Europe as enabler of transnational, cultural encounters for audiences and the creative community. It demonstrates that the diversity of national cultures is a challenge for European TV drama but also a potential richness and source of creative variation. Based on data on the production, distribution and reception of recent TV drama from several European countries, the book presents a new picture of the transnational European television culture. The authors analyse main tendencies in television policy and challenges for national broadcasters coming from new global streaming services. Comparing cases of historical, contemporary and crime drama from several countries, this study shows the importance of creative co-production and transnational mediated cultural encounters between national cultures of Europe.

Keywords

  • television drama in Europe
  • European television
  • transnational television
  • mediated cultural encounters
  • national cultures in Europe
  • European television drama
  • European drama
  • TV production in Europe
  • TV distribution
  • creative co-production
  • national cultures

Reviews

“This is a timely and wide-reaching study on changing and developing relations in the production and consumption of drama from different European countries. The book offers new data for an international comparison of TV drama consumption, as well as detailed analyses of media policy and production cultures. A particular strength is the cumulation of much of this data into three concluding chapter which offer a comparative view onto the production and reception of contemporary, crime and historical drama respectively.” (Elke Weissmann, Reader in Television and Film, Edge Hill University, UK)

“This outstanding book offers an excellent contribution to the field of transnational TV drama series from an European perspective. It sheds light on the theoretical and practical dimensions of European co-productions. The authors give a distinguished insight into the social and cultural practices of the production and consumption of European TV Drama series.” (Lothar Mikos, Professor of Television Studies, Filmuniversität Babelsberg, Germany)

Authors and Affiliations

  • University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

    Ib Bondebjerg, Eva Novrup Redvall, Rasmus Helles, Signe Sophus Lai, Henrik Søndergaard, Cecilie Astrupgaard

About the authors

The co-authors of the book make up the Copenhagen MeCETES team, and are all from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. From the Department of Communication: Professor Emeritus Ib Bondebjerg, Associate Professors Rasmus Helles, Eva Novrup Redvall, Henrik Søndergaard and PhD Fellow Signe Sophus Lai. Cecilie Astrupgaard is from the Department of Sociology. 



            

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Softcover Book USD 84.99
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Hardcover Book USD 119.99
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