Televising Restoration Spain

History and Fiction in Twenty-First-Century Costume Dramas

Editors: George, Jr., David R., Tang, Wan Sonya (Eds.)

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  • Offers the first examination of a notable recent trend in Spanish programming
  • Adds to the field of global media studies by bringing Spanish examples into new and existing critical discussions, opening the way for future comparative studies
  • Reinvigorates Nineteenth-century Spanish literary and cultural studies by bringing the field into dialogue with contemporary theory on television, film, media, and visual culture
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This edited volume examines the historical, political, cultural, and aesthetic implications of re-visiting Restoration Spain (1874-1931) in television costume dramas produced since 2000. Contributors analyze, from different theoretical approaches and disciplinary perspectives, the appeal that the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries hold for twenty-first-century Spanish audiences, as well as for international viewers who consume these programs through new media platforms. Themes and issues explored include: the production of televisual heritage, representations of period technologies, evolving constructions of gender, hybridization of television genres, and television as historian. Expanding the scope of inquiry in Spanish media studies, this collection seeks to bring Spain into wider discussions of media and historical representation and visual and material culture in Europe, the Americas, and beyond.

About the authors

David R. George, Jr. is Senior Lecturer in Spanish at Bates College, USA, focusing on nineteenth and twentieth-century Spanish literature, film, and television. He is co-editor of Historias de la pequeña pantalla. Representaciones históricas en la televisión de la España democrática (2009), and author of annotated editions of texts by Leopoldo Alas and Benito Pérez Galdós.

Wan Sonya Tang is Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies at Boston College, USA.  Her research focuses on Spain’s modernization process in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and the cultural anxieties generated therein, particularly with regards to gender and class dynamics.

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“Costume drama is a distinctive feature of television production in Spain, which has been consistently (and wrongly) neglected even in Spain itself.​ This book makes an excellent and highly original contribution to media studies, Spanish studies and beyond. Bringing together both established and younger scholars, it charts connections with a wide variety of disciplines and themes that are vital well beyond Spanish television such as history, literature, memory, fashion, nostalgia, and social media.” (Paul Julian Smith, Distinguished Professor, The Graduate Center, CUNY, USA)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-19

    George, David R., Jr. (et al.)

  • Fortunata’s Long Shadow: The Restoration as Televisual Heritage in Acacias 38 and El Secreto de Puente Viejo

    Pages 23-49

    George, David R., Jr.

  • Profane Unions: Constructing Heritage from Anarchist-Bourgeois Romances in Ull per ull and Barcelona, ciutat neutral

    Pages 51-73

    Cueto Asín, Elena

  • New Technologies and Transmedia Storytelling in Víctor Ros: Captivating Audiences at the Turn of the Century

    Pages 77-92

    Barrientos Bueno, Mónica (et al.)

  • From Photography to Forensics: Technology, Modernity, and the Internationalization of Spanish History in Gran Hotel

    Pages 93-115

    Tang, Wan Sonya

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Hardcover 103,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Televising Restoration Spain
Book Subtitle
History and Fiction in Twenty-First-Century Costume Dramas
Editors
  • David R. George, Jr.
  • Wan Sonya Tang
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-96196-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-96196-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-96195-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 269
Number of Illustrations
10 illustrations in colour
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