Russia And Its Other(s) On Film: Screening Intercultural Dialogue by S. HutchingsRussia And Its Other(s) On Film: Screening Intercultural Dialogue by S. Hutchings

Russia And Its Other(s) On Film: Screening Intercultural Dialogue

byS. Hutchings

Hardcover | April 25, 2008

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Russia's interactions with the West have been a perennial theme of Slavic Studies, and of Russian culture and politics. Likewise, representations of Russia have shaped the identities of many western cultures. No longer providing the 'Evil Empire' of 20th American popular consciousness, images of Russia have more recently bifurcated along two streams: that of the impoverished refugee and that of the sinister mafia gang. Focusing on film as an engine of intercultural communication, this is the first book to explore mutual perceptions of the foreign Other in the cinema of Russia and the West during, and after, communism. The book's structure reflects both sides of this fascinating dialogue: Part 1 covers Russian/Soviet cinematic representations of otherness, and Part 2 treats western representations of Russia and the Soviet Union. An extensive Introduction sets the dialogue in a theoretical context. The contributors include leading film scholars from the USA, Europe and Russia.
STEPHEN HUTCHINGS is Professor of Russian Studies at the University of Manchester, UK, having previously held a Chair in Russian at Surrey University, and an Associate Professorship at the University of Rochester, New York. He has authored three monographs on aspects of Russian culture, and led three major AHRC-funded Research projects...
Title:Russia And Its Other(s) On Film: Screening Intercultural DialogueFormat:HardcoverDimensions:242 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.75 inPublished:April 25, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230517366

ISBN - 13:9780230517363

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Table of Contents

Introduction; S.Hutchings SECTION I: RUSSIAN REPRESENTS 'THE OTHER' Fear and Anxiety in the Representation of Foreigners in the Soviet films of the Khrushchev years; J.Graffy Italy and the 'Other' in Soviet Cinema; D.Gillespie From a Post-Colonial Wondertale to a Post-Authoritarian Parable; M.Lipovetsky Sokurov's Russian Ark : Reflections on the Russia-Europe Theme; Keghel The New American Other in Post-Soviet Russian Cinema; S.Graham SECTION II: THE OTHER REPRESENTS RUSSIA Lost In Translation? Early Soviet Sound Film Abroad; J.Hicks Cold War Film and the Non-Reality of Russia; I.Sandomirskaya Bilingualism, Miscegenation and Incest in East/West and Indochine : Russia's Place in the French Postcolonial Imagination; S.Hutchings Through the 'Other' Lens? Russians on the Global Screen; B.Beumers Russian Marital Migrants in Contemporary Film; K.Sarsenov Angel, Avenger, or Trickster? The 'Second-World Man' as the Other and the Self; M.Lipovetsky& D.Leiderman