Watching Nostalgia

An Analysis of Nostalgic Television Fiction and its Reception

Stefanie Armbruster

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Watching Nostalgia

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Pub Date: February 2017

ISBN: 9783837635096

436 Pages

Format: Paperback

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Watching Nostalgia

An Analysis of Nostalgic Television Fiction and its Reception

Stefanie Armbruster

Transcript-Verlag

What is nostalgia in television? How does a nostalgic text trigger nostalgic emotions? And how are nostalgic series received by different audiences? Stefanie Armbruster analyzes nostalgia in reruns, remakes, and period dramas from Knight Rider to Mad Men. Focus group discussions with German and Spanish viewers give new insights into their reception. This interdisciplinary in-depth study helps understand the interrelation of nostalgic texts and nostalgic reception, exploring an omnipresent part of the current TV landscape.

About the Author

Stefanie Armbruster lives in Munich, Germany, and works in the television sector. Her research interests include cultural and media studies with a focus on innovation and nostalgia.