Television Studies in the Twenty-First Century
This introductory chapter sets out the book’s purpose, which is to analyze twenty-first-century televisual texts. It deals with a particular concept that has fascinated scholars for centuries: time. The chapters will, in a sense, continue the work of philosophers (from Aristotle and Augustine to Edmund Husserl and Martin Heidegger to Friedrich Nietzsche and Henri Bergson) and scientists (such as Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, and Stephen Hawking), applying their theories of time to the contemporary new media moment in novel ways. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.
Keywords: television programs, televisual texts, television programming, time