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Palgrave European Film and Media Studies

European Television Crime Drama and Beyond

Editors: Toft Hansen, Kim, Peacock, Steven, Turnbull, Sue (Eds.)

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  • Constitutes the first collected volume with research on popular European television crime drama
  • Engages in crime drama from the all-embracing perspectives of policy studies, production studies, aesthetics and audience research
  • Pioneers the uncovering of parallel transnational trends around and beyond the European continent
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About this book

This book is the first to focus on the role of European television crime drama on the international market. As a genre, the television crime drama has enjoyed a long and successful career, routinely serving as a prism from which to observe the local, national and even transnational issues that are prevalent in society. This extensive volume explores a wide range of countries, from the US to European countries such as Spain, Italy, the Scandinavian countries, Germany, England and Wales, in order to reveal the very currencies that are at work in the global production and circulation of the TV crime drama. The chapters, all written by leading television and crime fiction scholars, provide readings of crime dramas such as the Swedish-Danish The Bridge, the Welsh Hinterland, the Spanish Under Suspicion, the Italian Gomorrah, the German Tatort and the Turkish Cinayet. By examining both European texts and the ‘European-ness’ of various international dramas, this book ultimately demonstrates that transnationalism is at the very core of TV crime drama in Europe and beyond.  

About the authors

Kim Toft Hansen is Associate Professor of Scandinavian Media Studies at Aalborg University, Denmark. He is the co-author of Locating Nordic Noir: From Beck to The Bridge (2017) and has written extensively on Nordic written and audiovisual crime fiction.
Steven Peacock is an independent scholar. He is the author of Swedish Crime Fiction: Novel, Film, Television (2013), Hollywood and Intimacy: Style, Moments, Magnificence (2011), and Colour (2010). 
Sue Turnbull is Senior Professor of Communication and Media at the University of Wollongong, Australia, and Discipline Leader for the Creative Industries. Her publications include The TV Crime Drama (2014) and more recent research is concerned with the transnational career of television crime series. 

Reviews

“This anthology is a timely intervention in the field of transnational television studies.  Seen through a prism of the TV Crime Drama, European Television Crime Drama and Beyond, explores the impact of this genre upon the international market.  From Britain through Germany, Denmark and France (to name but a few countries) the authors in this collection interrogate European Crime Drama series from a dizzying array of theoretical impulses. With the funding of the transnational television market in Europe increasingly under Brexit threat, this anthology captures the zeitgeist of the current trade in European television series and offers an incisive and eminently readable account of TV Crime Drama’s place within it.” (Kim Akass, University of Hertfordshire, UK) 

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

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eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-96887-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-96886-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
European Television Crime Drama and Beyond
Editors
  • Kim Toft Hansen
  • Steven Peacock
  • Sue Turnbull
Series Title
Palgrave European Film and Media Studies
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-96887-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-96887-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-96886-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 294
Number of Illustrations
8 illustrations in colour
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