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Charlotte Anderson <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 23 Apr 2018 09:15:14 +0000
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Dear SCREEN-L Subscribers,

We would like to announce a new publication from Duke University Press, which we hope will be of interest.

Television Cities
 Paris, London, Baltimore
Charlotte Brunsdon

In Television Cities Charlotte Brunsdon traces television's representations of metropolitan spaces to show how they reflect the medium's history and evolution, thereby challenging the prevalent assumptions about television as quintessentially suburban. Brunsdon shows how the BBC's presentation of 1960s Paris in the detective series Maigret signals British culture's engagement with twentieth-century modernity and continental Europe, while various portrayals of London—ranging from Dickens adaptations to the 1950s nostalgia of Call the Midwife—demonstrate Britain's complicated transition from Victorian metropole to postcolonial social democracy. Finally, an analysis of The Wire’s acclaimed examination of Baltimore, marks the profound shifts in the ways television is now made and consumed. Illuminating the myriad factors that make television cities, Brunsdon complicates our understanding of how television shapes perceptions of urban spaces, both familiar and unknown.
Charlotte Brunsdon is Professor of Film and Television Studies at the University of Warwick and the author of several books, including London in Cinema: The Cinematic City Since 1945 and The Feminist, the Housewife, and the Soap Opera.
With all best wishes,

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Duke University Press | Spin Offs | February 2018 | 232pp | 9780822369202 | Paperback | Ł18.99*
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