Guest editors: Veronika Pehe, Sonja de Leeuw, Dana Mustata
Publication date: fall/winter 2022
This special issue of VIEW aims to shine a light on television satire in Europe during the period of state socialism and after. Satire has been studied as a vehicle for challenging political and religious power as well as established norms and values. Yet in the state socialist countries of the former Eastern Bloc, satire - including television satire - was also employed by the state apparatus to target ideological opponents. This issue looks into the complex and often subtle and contradictory ways in which satire has disputed the relations between television and power in this specific geopolitical region of Europe before and after the fall of the Iron Curtain.
We welcome contributions that look at satire through the lens of television programmes, production practices, audiences and their modes of spectatorship, programming and scheduling. Contributors are invited to submit articles or video essays dealing with the forms and functioning of television satire under state socialism, the development of new satirical formats and topics in postsocialist Central and Eastern Europe, as well as longue durée perspectives on satire before and after socialism.
Contributions on the following topics are welcome, while other relevant topics related to the satire and (post)socialist television will also be considered:
Deadline for abstracts (max. 500 words): 15 June 2021. Authors are encouraged to send in a short biography with their abstract.
Notifications of acceptance will be sent out to authors by 15 July 2021 at the latest.
Deadline for full articles (3000-6000 words) or video essays: 1 December, 2021.
Articles will be published in November/December 2022.
Proposals and inquiries about the issue can be sent to email@example.com.
Posted on 13 Apr 2021