The umbilical relation between television and national languages and cultures has made television in Eastern Europe hard to access outside national borders. The fifth issue of VIEW is entirely dedicated to television histories from Eastern Europe and lays the ground for this emerging area of study.
This special issue opens up new perspectives on television histories from Eastern Europe and situates them beyond the political histories of the nation-state, Cold War isolation and East-West antagonism. It invites readers to question what is ‘socialist’ about television in Europe and reflect upon concepts, methods and approaches pertaining to (post)socialist television in Europe.
The issue is guest edited at the initiative of The European (Post)Socialist Television History Network. It continues the series of activities launched by the network with the aim to stimulate research on television histories from Eastern Europe, encourage comparative approaches to television in the region and create a dialogue with European television scholarship.
VIEW, the Journal of European Television History and Culture is the first peer-reviewed, multi-media and open access e-journal in the field of European television history and culture. It provides an international platform for outstanding academic research and archival reflection on television as an important part of our European cultural heritage.
VIEW is proud to present its fifth issue on ‘Television Histories in (Post)Socialist Europe,’ which is freely available at: http://journal.euscreen.eu/.
Table of Contents
Understanding Socialist Television: Concepts, Objects, Methods
The Eichmann Trial on East German Television
Intervision. Searching for Traces
Folklore Music on Romanian TV. From State Socialist Television to Private Channels
Exploring Transnational Media Exchange in the 1960s
Connected Enemies? Programming Transfer between East and West During the Cold War and the Example of East German Television
Thomas Beutelschmidt, Richard Oehmig
The Great Époque of the Consumption of Imported Broadcasts. West European Television Channels and Polish Audiences during the System Transition
Italianization Accomplished. Forms and Structures of Albanian Television’s Dependency on Italian Media and Culture
East and West on the Finnish Screen. Early Transnational Television in Finland
Retro Reappropriations. Responses to ‘The Thirty Cases of Major Zeman’ in the Czech Republic
Multiple Faces of the Nostalgia Channel in Russia
The Problem of Personality on the Soviet Screen, 1950s-1960s
Comparing Socialist and Post-Socialist Television Culture. Fifty Years of Television in CroatiaZrinjka Peruško, Antonija Čuvalo