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Experimental British Television (Paperback)

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By Laura Mulvey (Editor), Martin Hargreaves (Index by), Jamie Sexton (Editor)
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Throughout its history, British television has found a place, if only in its margins, for programmes that consciously worked to expand the boundaries of television aesthetics. Even in the present climate of increased academic interest in television history, its experimental tradition has generally either been approached generically or been lost within the assumption that television is simply a mass medium. Avaible for the first time in paperback, Experimental British television uncovers the history of experimental television, bringing back forgotten programmes in addition to looking at relatively more privileged artists or programme strands from fresh perspectives. The book therefore goes against the grain of dominant television studies, which tends to place the medium within the flow of the 'everyday', in order to scrutinise those productions that attempted to make more serious interventions within the medium.

About the Author

Laura Mulvey is Professor of Film and Media Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London. Jamie Sexton is Lecturer in the Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth
Product Details
ISBN: 9780719075551
ISBN-10: 0719075556
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication Date: May 1st, 2015
Pages: 232
Language: English