Televisual Culture
Media and Communication
Maryse Elliott
Sudeep Dasgupta, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Joke Hermes, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Jaap Kooijman, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Markus Stauff, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Alexander Dhoest, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Geografische scope:
Chronological scope:
19th to 21st centuries
Television; Crossmedia

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The 'televisual' names a media culture generally in which television's multiple dimensions have shaped and continue to alter the coordinates through which we understand, theorize, intervene, and challenge contemporary media culture. Televisual culture is a culture, which both encompasses and crosses all aspects of television from its experiential dimensions to its aesthetic strategies, from its technological developments to its crossmedial consequences. 
Concepts like liveness, media event, audiences, broadcasting need recasting as problematics around which the televisual will get interrogated within a dynamic media landscape. 
Rather than accept the narrative of television's obsolescence, the series aims at seriously analyzing both the contemporary specificity of the televisual and the challenges thrown up by new developments in technology and theory in an age where digitalization and convergence are redrawing the boundaries of media.

Proposals Welcome:

The series welcomes scholarly monographs and edited volumes in English by both established and early-career researchers. 

Proposals for should kindly follow the standard AUP Proposal format and should also include the envisaged table of contents or overview of the volume and abstracts of the proposed chapters or articles. 

Further Information:
For questions or to submit a proposal, contact Maryse Elliott (Commissioning Editor Media & Communication) via