European Cinema After The Wall: Screening East-west Mobility by Leen EngelenEuropean Cinema After The Wall: Screening East-west Mobility by Leen Engelen

European Cinema After The Wall: Screening East-west Mobility

EditorLeen Engelen, Kris Van Heuckelom

Hardcover | November 21, 2013

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Since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, transnational European cinema has risen, not only in terms of production but also in terms of a growing focus on multiethnic themes within the European context. This shift from national to trans-European filmmaking has been profoundly influenced by such historical developments as the collapse of the Iron Curtain and the subsequent ongoing enlargement of the European Union. In European Cinema after the Wall: Screening East-West Mobility, Leen Engelen and Kris Van Heuckelom have brought together essays that critically examine representations of post-1989 migration from the former Eastern Bloc to Western Europe, uncovering an array of common tropes and narrative devices that characterize the influences and portrayals of immigration. Featuring essays by contributors from backgrounds as divergent as film studies, Slavic and Russian studies, comparative literature, sociology, contemporary history, and communication and media studies, this volume will appeal to scholars of film, European history, and those interested in the impact of migration, diaspora, and the global flow of cinematic culture.
Leen Engelen is a lecturer at the Media and Design Academy and researcher at KU Leuven (Belgium). She has published on film history and visual culture in several national and international academic journals and is coeditor of Perspectives on European Film and History (2007). She is secretary general of the International Association for...
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Title:European Cinema After The Wall: Screening East-west MobilityFormat:HardcoverDimensions:214 pages, 9.18 × 6.28 × 0.79 inPublished:November 21, 2013Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1442229594

ISBN - 13:9781442229594

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This collection of ten original, well-argued essays features contributions by scholars from a variety of disciplinary perspectives - film and media studies, comparative literature, Slavic and Russian studies, sociology, and contemporary history - that will be of great interest to international readers of this journal and, for that matter, to anyone concerned with developments in Europe since the fall of the Berlin Wall. . . . The reader emerges from these richly detailed explorations with a sense that the dynamic national film industries represented here have undergone varying and even contradictory trajectories with regard to their acceptance or rejection of - or indeed indifference toward - the aftermath of the migrations that have taken place in the postsocialist era.