Collection: TV-Philosophy

Series editors:

  • Sandra Laugier (University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne)
  • Robert Sinnerbrink (Macquarie University)
  • Martin Shuster (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)

Since the turn of the century, we have been living through a golden age of TV. Addicted to platforms, we are increasingly reliant on TV's capacity to entertain and inform. Does this mark a radical change in our human experience? As yet its aesthetic potential for visualising ethical issues and its capacity for enabling democratic empowerment have not been scrutinized; nor its power for confronting cultural and social upheavals.

To underline TV’s coming of age, this new philosophy series puts TV centre- stage to new investigations of how we think, feel and interact in daily life. Acknowledging lessons from Cavell's philosophical view of popular culture and the field of television studies, TV-Philosophy seeks to tease out new angles on the particularities of the TV experience.

We invite proposals exploring particular TV series formats, such as dystopian fiction, family drama, security series or political thriller, plus investigations of other TV genres, such as nature documentary, TV history and comedy. Interdisciplinary studies and collaborations are of particular interest; also sole-authored reflections on the medium. Scholars of moral philosophy, television studies, film studies, digital media, cultural studies, anthropology, sociology, law and political science are all welcomed.

To discuss your book proposal, please contact Exeter’s commissioning editor, Anna Henderson:



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