Race and Europe’s TV Histories

VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture is currently open for proposals for its next special issue on Race and Europe’s TV Histories, set to be published in fall 2021.

Co-edited by Aniko Imre and Sudeep Dasgupta, this special issue will begin the work of documenting and understanding the many ways in which television has both perpetuated and critically interrogated racialized regimes in Europe and in European countries’ ongoing relationships to their postcolonial geopolitical spheres. With this framework in mind, we welcome proposals that explore how postwar television in Europe has naturalized, confirmed and challenged racial categories and racialized relations in the course of the medium’s history, including its extended, postcolonial dimensions.

Those contributors engaging with issues of nation, region, ethnicity and culture are encouraged to situate/emphasize/explore the relation with race in their proposals.

Possible directions include:

  • Representing racialized histories and racial encounters in European broadcasting
  • The normalization of whiteness in and on European TV
  • Race in fictional and current affairs programming
  • Reality TV/ documentary programming’s engagement with multiculturalism and race
  • TV’s migration crisis
  • Sports programming and race
  • Race and multiculturalism in the history of advertising
  • Race and/in comedy
  • East-West (Europe) differences in TV’s approaches to race
  • The impact of American engagements with race and diversity in European TV
  • Romani (on) TV
  • Race, TV and the “War on Terror”
  • Race, fake news, propaganda
  • Race and nationalism in national broadcasting
  • Streaming, quality drama and the localization of racial categories
  • TV and the Holocaust
  • Intersectional approaches to race
  • Racialized reception histories
  • Race and labour in the TV industries
  • Racial policies: public broadcasting, EU policies
  • Colour-blind casting
  • News anchors as representatives of racialized publics
  • The roles of film stock and video technologies in representing people of colour
  • Meghan and Harry

Contributions are encouraged from authors with different kinds of expertise and interests in media studies, television and media history.

You can submit your article proposal (max. 500 words) by June 1st, 2020 and should be sent to the managing editor through e-mail: journal@euscreen.eu All articles will be peer-reviewed.

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VIEW is an open-access e-journal dedicated to sharing research on European Television History and Culture. VIEW is supported by the EUscreen Network and published by the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision in collaboration with Utrecht University, Royal Holloway University of London, and the University of Luxembourg.