2022 | 22 | Television Satire in (Post)Socialist Europe
This special issue of VIEW aims to shine a light on television satire in Eastern Europe during the period of state socialism and beyond. Satire has been studied as a vehicle for challenging political and religious power as well as established norms and values. Even more so, satire is powerful in challenging established (state) ideologies, values, beliefs, and conduct. 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, audiences and power in this specific geopolitical region of Europe.
A Virtual Journey through the Archives. An Interactive Story on Satire in Eastern Europe
Poking Fun at the Transformation: Postsocialist TV Satire in the 1990s
What to do With a Perceived Dead-End? The Street (1992-1996) & Aesthetics of Postsocialist TV Satire
Memes, Satire, and the Legacy of TV Socialism
Satire in Putin's Russia: Cynical Distance as a Tool of State Power
Lords of the Air: A Cultural Analysis of the Bulgarian TV Show Gosporadi na Efira