VIEW Issue 3: European Television Memories
In the context of the fast development of memory studies, the third issue of VIEW: Journal of European Television History and Culture highlights debates around the moving borders of national memories, fostered by television in the context of European history.
The articles in this issue focus on the contribution of European television researchers, covering all three areas of media studies (production, text and reception), and touch upon a broad range of topics including: the reconstruction of the national past after regime changes (in both Southern and Eastern Europe); competing versions of the “same” past; the fragile fostering of a European identity; and the regional/would be national past. The issue emphasizes the different uses (ethnographic, historical) of life-stories of television viewers and hints at the possible changes to memory formation brought about by television in the post-network, digital era. Finally, this issue charts the field of European television memories, but will also suggest ways it can be researched further, both nationally and transnationally.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Jérôme Bourdon, Berber Hagedoorn
‘Remembering Our First TV Set’. Personal Memories as a Source for Television Audience History
"It's Just So Hard to Bring It to Mind": The Significance of ‘Wallpaper’ in the Gendering of Television Memory Work
Martin Luther in Primetime. Television Fiction and Cultural Memory Construction in Cold War Germany
The Production of Czechoslovakia´s Most Popular Television Serial 'The Hospital On The Outskirts' and Its Post-1989 Repeats
Parallel Stories, Differentiated Histories. Exploring Fiction and Memory in Spanish and Portuguese Television
José Carlos Rueda Laffond, Carlota Coronado Ruiz, Catarina Duff Burnay, Susana Díaz Pérez, Amparo Guerra Gómez, Rogério Santos
Looking for What You Are Looking for: A Media Researcher’s First Search in a Television Archive
Jasmijn Van Gorp
Television as a Hybrid Repertoire of Memory. New Dynamic Practices of Cultural Memory in the Multi-Platform Era
Why Should We Study Socialist Commercials?
Window to the West: Memories of Watching Finnish Television in Estonia During The Soviet Period
Annika Lepp, Mervi Pantti
The Life and Afterlife of a Socialist Media Friend. On the Longterm Cultural Relevance of the Polish TV Series 'Czterdziestolatek'
Kinga S. Bloch
Chronology and Ideology. Temporal Structuring in Israeli Historical Documentary Series
Great Escapes from the Past. Memory and Identity in European Transnational Television News
Memory, Television and the Making of the BBC’s 'The Story Of Wales'
Steve Blandford, Ruth McElroy