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Parution : Television Drama in the Age of Streaming. Transnational Strategies and Digital Production Cultures at the NRK

Vilde Schanke Sundet, Television Drama in the Age of Streaming. Transnational Strategies and Digital Production Cultures at the NRK, Palgrave Macmillan, 2021. 

This book examines television drama in the age of streaming—a time when television has been reshaped for national and international consumption via both linear ‘flow’ and on-demand user modes. It builds on an in-depth study of the Norwegian public service broadcaster (NRK) and some of its game-changing drama productions (Lilyhammer, SKAM, blank). The book portrays the formative first decade of television streaming (2010-2019), how new streaming services and incumbent television providers intersect and act in a new drama landscape, and how streaming impacts existing television production cultures, publishing models and industry-audience relations. The analysis draws on insight gained through more than a hundred interviews with television experts and fans, hundreds of hours of observations, and unique access to industry conferences, meetings, working documents, and ratings. The book combines perspectives from production studies, media industry studies, and fan studies to inform its analysis. 

Vilde Schanke Sundet (PhD) is a researcher in media and communication at the University of Oslo, Norway. She has published extensively on topics of television production, media industries, media policy and audiences/Fans, and she is an expert on online drama.

Appel à contributions : Narratives of Mobility: The Transnational and Transculutral Turn in European Crime Fiction (Scritture migranti)

« Narratives of Mobility: The Transnational and Transculutral Turn in European Crime Fiction »

Scritture migranti

Deadline : May 31 2021

Publication anticipated in January 2022

Edited by Maurizio Ascari, Silvia Baroni, Sara Casoli

This issue of Scritture migranti (15/2021) aims to investigate a phenomenon that is highly characteristic of contemporary crime fiction on a global level: the representation and thematization of multiculturalism, international mobility, and transcultural identities. Thanks to its transnational circulation and its aptitude to highlight social and political issues throughout the lens of the investigation, crime fiction offers a privileged perspective through which to observe the encounters and the conflicts associated with social and cultural mobility. Moreover, the critical reflections on the connections between social norms and otherness expressed in crime fiction encourage also to take into consideration the mobility of the genre itself in terms of genre-blending.

In particular, we aim at analysing authors and characters whose transnational and multicultural perspective epitomizes an alienating gaze questioning the social norms of hegemonic groups. Describing mobility across national borders and cultural contexts, these figures suggest alternative readings of the society in which they live, and thus reflect on notions such as “cultural identity”, “integration”, and “transnationality”. 

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Appel à contributions : Television histories in development (en ligne / hybride)

Televisions Histories in Development

Sept. 30 – Oct. 01 2021 (Online/Hybrid)

Deadline : May 01 2021

On October 2nd 2021 we will celebrate 70 years of television in the Netherlands. While this is a milestone worth celebrating, it also offers an opportunity to look back at the medium’s rich international histories. Television has survived its many predicted deaths and adapted constantly to changing social, cultural and technological trends and demands. We now invite scholars to respond to the call for papers below and contribute to a two-day international conference to further existing debates and reflect on the academic study of television history so far.

The conference will be hosted by the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision in Hilversum, one of the most extensive audio-visual archives in Europe. It will be part of several activities related to the 70-year anniversary of Dutch television.

Organising committee: Professor Huub Wijfjes and Dr Josette Wolthuis.

This conference will offer opportunities to share ideas and exchange research on the medium’s international histories. Scholars of all backgrounds and disciplines are invited to think about the question what role and influence television has had over the last seventy years. The conference seeks to address how television has created its own media logic that has influenced other cultural practices like journalism, sport, politics, theatre and drama, entertainment, youth cultures and education. We invite papers based on academic, preferably historic research about these perspectives. During the conference, we will encourage discussion on the development of the academic discipline of Television Studies from the 1950s until now. 

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Parution : Le Roman policier : lire et écrire l’enquête en Europe (Rilune)

Appel à communications : Crimes fictionnels/crimes factuels. Fictions criminelles européennes et discours médiatiques du crime

Colloque international

Crimes fictionnels/crimes factuels. Fictions criminelles européennes et discours médiatiques du crime

Université Paris Nanterre, 7 et 8 octobre 2021

organisé par Matthieu Letourneux (Université Paris Nanterre) et Marie-Ève Thérenty (Université Paul-Valéry-Montpellier 3)

dans le cadre du projet H2020 Detect et du projet ANR Numapresse 

Il existe une histoire commune des fictions criminelles et des discours médiatiques sur l’insécurité et la violence sociale. Ainsi, les fictions policières se sont constamment inspirées des grands faits divers de leur époque ou se sont efforcées de traiter de sujets de société, de même qu’elles ont pu prétendre jouer un rôle de révélateur de pratiques inavouables ou d’aspects cachés de la société. À l’inverse, dans leur souci de dramatisation, les productions médiatiques se sont souvent inspirées des procédés de la fiction, depuis les techniques de feuilletonisation des grands faits-divers par la presse du XIXe siècle jusqu’aux émissions « true crime » de la télévision par câble, en passant par la multitude d’articles ou de reportages convoquant en sous-main des intertextes de fiction. Or, des travaux récents ont permis de prendre la mesure de l’importance de ces échanges entre fictions criminelles et productions médiatiques, en mettant en évidence un lien profond existant dès l’origine entre les dynamiques communicationnelles de la presse et des médias et la structure même du récit criminel, depuis les mystères urbains du XIXe siècle accompagnant l’avènement d’une culture médiatique moderne, jusqu’aux prétentions de la fiction contemporaine à investir les espaces de l’enquête journalistique. De tels échanges, que l’on retrouve partout, ont contribué à l’homogénéisation des imaginaires européens.

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Appel à communications : Le polar nordique, objet transmédiatique ?

« Le polar nordique, objet transmédiatique ? »

Lancement d’un Cycle de journées d’études

Université de Limoges et Université de Nancy

Vendredi 3 décembre 2021 (Limoges)

(English version below)

Nous lançons un cycle de journées d’études organisé par l’axe 3 d’EHIC (Université de Limoges) et l’axe IMAJE du LIS (Université de Nancy). La première journée aura lieu le vendredi 3 décembre à Limoges. Il s’agit d’étudier les exportations spatiales et médiatiques de ce genre fictionnel pour comprendre comment le Nordic Noir circule d’un pays à l’autre et comment ses exportations médiatiques contribuent à son évolution transculturelle. Nous nous intéresserons à la façon dont le polar nordique investit ces nouvelles formes multimédiatiques : série, podcast, jeux-vidéo, escape room, jeux de rôles, applications, sites internet, performances multimédia, littéraTube, blogs, podcasts…

Le Nordic Noir essaime actuellement dans les différents médias contemporains. Cette culture médiatique, particulièrement mobile, a franchi les frontières du Nord pour envahir les différentes productions populaires européennes, sans pourtant se délester des morphèmes nordiques qui l’ont engendrée : neige, glace, froid, rigueur, austérité du climat sont loin d’être un simple aménagement paysager constituent un noyau sémantique nécessaire pour comprendre le genre et sa prolifération multimédiatique actuelle, à l’instar du genre de jeux-vidéos appelé « Game Noir ».

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Parution : A European Television Fiction Renaissance. Premium Production Models and Transnational Circulation

Luca Barra, Massimo Scaglioni (dir.), A European Television Fiction Renaissance. Premium Production Models and Transnational Circulation, Routledge, 2020.

This book maps the landscape of contemporary European premium television fiction, offering a detailed overview of both the changes in the digital production and distribution and the emergence of specific national and transnational case histories.

Combining a media-production approach with a textual and audience analysis, the volume offers a complex, stratified, systemic view of ongoing aesthetic, sociocultural and industrial developments in contemporary European TV. With contributions from leading experts in the field, the book first offers an overview of the industrial, policy and cultural context for the renaissance of European television drama over the past decade, based on original comparative research. This research is then supported by case study chapters from the key contexts within which quality European television is being produced, offering a complex and complete picture of the industry’s strengths and limitations, its traditions and trends, its constraints and future perspectives.

A European Television Fiction Renaissance is a must-read book for TV scholars working across Europe and beyond in the areas of media studies, international communications and television studies, media industries studies, production studies, European studies, and media policy studies as well as for those with an interest in television drama, Netflix, globalisation, pay TV and on demand. Continuer la lecture de Parution : A European Television Fiction Renaissance. Premium Production Models and Transnational Circulation

Parution : Cultural Perspectives. Journal for Literary and British Cultural Studies in Romania, n° 25/2020 : « Urban culture »

Cultural Perspectives. Journal for Literary and British Cultural Studies in Romania (CP), n°25/2020 : « Urban Culture »

ALMA MATER Publishing House, “Vasile Alecsandri” University of Bacău, 2020.

Cultural Perspectives. Journal for Literary and British Cultural Studies in Romania (CP) is a peer-reviewed annual journal, issued by the Faculty of Letters, “Vasile Alecsandri” University of Bacau, Romania, and published by “Alma Mater“ Publishing House. With an established tradition in the field of cultural and literary studies in Romania, CP disseminates scholarly research findings, innovations and reflections.

The authors of the articles comprised in issue 25/2020 point at the enduring or emerging symbolic meanings and cultural practices associated with physical landscape and social cityscapes. Moreover, they encompass specific aspects of linguistic landscapes along with emotional and spiritual scapes. Continuer la lecture de Parution : Cultural Perspectives. Journal for Literary and British Cultural Studies in Romania, n° 25/2020 : « Urban culture »

Parution : Screening Twentieth Century in Europe. Television, History, Memory

Ib Bondebjerg, Screening Twentieth Century Europe. Television, History, Memory, Palgrave Macmillan, 2020. 

This book offers a comparative study of historical television genres in Europe, with a special focus on Germany and Great Britain and their way of narrating twentieth century European history. The book analyses our common European past and memory through central historical television narratives. Each chapter looks at how historical TV genres, fictional and documentary, have dealt with the most salient and defining periods, events and changes in the twentieth century— an age of extremes. Bondebjerg offers unique theoretical and analytical insight into the role of television in mediating and shaping the past. The book explores television’s creation of transnational cultural encounters across Europe in relation to our common and national past. The book addresses how television has influenced our understanding of history, collective memory and public debate over the twentieth century. It is fundamentally a book about the importance of the past in present day Europe and the centrality of media for transnational understanding.

Ib Bondebjerg is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Communication at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He co-directed the research projects Changing Media – Changing Europe (2000-2004) and Mediating Cultural Encounters through European Screens (2013-2016). His recent books include Engaging with Reality: Documentary and Globalisation (2014), European Cinema and Television: Cultural Policy and Everyday Life (co-ed. 2015), and Transnational European Television Drama: Production, Genres and Audiences (co-auth. 2017).

Appel à communications : Detecting Europe in contemporary crime narratives: print fiction, film, and television

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Charlotte Brunsdon (University of Warwick)
Theo D’haen (Leuven University and Leiden University)
Janet McCabe  (Birkbeck, University of London)
Peppino Ortoleva (University of Turin)

DETECt final international conference will take place at Link Campus University (Via del Casale di San Pio V 44 – Rome) in Italy from 21 to 23 June 2021.

Detecting Europe in contemporary crime narratives: print fiction, film, and television

Among the different expressions of popular culture, no other genre more than crime – meant as a composite made up of many different variants or subgenres – has proved able to travel and expand its reach into international markets and with audiences. Nor has any other genre been more adept at laying bare the conflicts and contradictions – social, political and historical – that characterise contemporary European societies. The Detecting Europe conference offers an open forum to explore and discuss how narratives of crime and investigation, as well as their production and reception, have helped define the major industrial, commercial, thematic and stylistic trends of European popular culture since 1989, fostering both the transnational circulation of its products and the appearance of new transcultural representations in line with the emergence of new social identities. We welcome proposals that interrogate the notion of Europeanness as a critical category, and its viability for the study of contemporary popular culture, both in print and screen media. We wish to explore both the scope and limits of the interrelated notions of transnational identity and cosmopolitanism when applied to the works of European crime fiction, including print fiction, film, and TV. A few general — but not exclusive — questions may be asked. Are we to conceive of cosmopolitanism and the process of European transculturation merely as unifying factors, fostering the generation of a shared and uniform transnational identity? Or should we better acknowledge the existence of a variety of European transcultural identities, expressed in different writing and audio-visual styles, characteristic narrative models, place-specific production cultures and distribution and consumption patterns? What is the impact of national media ecologies in shaping the idea of the European, and how the national translate the European when foreign products appear in its mediascape? Should hybridization and transculturation be assumed as markers and powerful drivers of cultural homologation? Or rather the opposite is true, namely that cultural hybridization entails a growing differentiation of narrative forms and styles, contents and formats, production and reception practices, thus contributing to the emergence of a post-national assemblage of multiple and possibly diverging cosmopolitan identities? We deem it important, at this particular time, that the notion of Europeanness and its eventual instantiations in contemporary crime narratives is approached having in mind the multiple crises that are currently affecting the continent and its population. We invite proposals from multiple fields of cultural studies, including representation studies, industry and production studies, and reception and audience studies. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

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