Between Transnationalism and Localization: The Pan-European TV Miniseries 14 - Diaries of the Great War

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14 –Diaries of the Great War is a transmedial project consisting of a documentary TV-series, a website, a radio programme, a photo book and a museum exhibition, produced for the centenary of World War One in 2014. The project was created by a transnational collaboration and aimed for a transnational audience. The TV-series aspired to create a new kind of historical documentary, showing history as it was experienced by ordinary people. This article compares how 14 – Diaries of the Great War was realised and received in Great Britain, Germany, Denmark and Sweden. We argue that the TV-series, in spite of its transnational origin and ambitions was in effect being localized and re-nationalized, as it was adapted to the presumed preferences of national audiences.
Original languageEnglish
JournalImage [&] Narrative
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)63-79
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2017

    Research areas

  • Faculty of Humanities - Transnational memory, World War One Centenary, Commemoration, TV documentary, 14 diaries of the Great War, Transmediality

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