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Writing for the medium: television in transition

Writing for the medium: television in transition

Elsaesser, Thomas, 1943-; Simons, Jan; Bronk, Lucette

Is there still room for literature and science on television?

eBook, Electronic resource, Book. English. Electronic books.
Published Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press 1994

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Statement of responsibility: edited by Thomas Elsaesser, Jan Simons, Lucette Bronk
ISBN: 9048503493, 9053560548, 9789048503490, 9789053560549
Note: Print version record.
Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-206).
Language note: English.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (211 pages).
Series: Film culture in transition
Subject: Film, TV and radio.; PERFORMING ARTS Film & Video General.; Multi-User.; Television authorship.; PERFORMING ARTS Television Screenwriting.; Televisieprogramma's.; The arts.
Series Title: Film culture in transition.


  1. Part 1.

    1. Quality Television.
    2. General Introduction /Thomas Elsaesser
    3. Television in the Age of Consensus without Sense /Lutz Hachmeister
    4. 'Quality' Television /Geoffrey Nowell-Smith
    5. Quality Television in The Netherlands: Some Hopeful Reflections on Breaking the Taboo /Sonja de Leeuw
    6. On the Quality of Soap /Olga Madsen
    7. Zapping One's Way into Quality: Arts Programmes on TV /Thomas Elsaesser
    8. Definitions of Quality /Jon Cook and Thomas Elsaesser
    9. Questionable Quality or the Undiscoverable Quality of Television /Jan Simons
  2. Part 2.

    1. Literature on Television.
    2. Introduction /Thomas Elsaesser
    3. The Novelist and Television Drama /Malcolm Bradbury
    4. On Achieving Good Television /Fay Weldon
    5. Speaking to Nations /Alan Plater
    6. Television and Literature /Jon Cook
    7. Literature after Television: Author, Authority, Authenticity /Thomas Elsaesser
    8. Unwritable Films, Unfilmable Texts? /Jan Simons
  3. Part 3.

    1. Science on Television.
    2. Introduction /Jan Simons
    3. Gee-Wizards of the Box? /Thomas Elsaesser
    4. Science on Television /Aart Gisolf
    5. On Being God and Darwin /Graham Creelman
    6. Citizen Scientists or A Dinosaur for All Seasons? /Jana Bennett
    7. Science and Technology on TV: Four European Countries Compared /Jaap Willems.
  4. pt. 1. Quality television
  5. pt. 2. Litarature on television
  6. pt. 3. Science on television.