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World Cinemas, Transnational Perspectives
Edition : Routledge
Pays d’édition : Grande-Bretagne
ISBN : 978-0-415-97654-1
Pages: 384
Parution : 01 Septembre 2009


Nataša Durovicová, Kathleen E. Newman
The standard analytical category of « national cinema » has increasingly been called into question by the category of the « transnational. » This anthology examines the premises and consequences of the coexistence of these two categories and the parameters of historiographical approaches that cross the borders of nation-states. The three sections of World Cinemas, Transnational Perspectives cover the geopolitical imaginary, transnational cinematic institutions, and the uneven flow of words and images.

Book contributors:
Dudley Andrew; Olivier Barlet; Marvin D’Lugo; Nataša Durovicová; Miriam Hansen; Mette Hjort; Fredric Jameson; Toby Miller; Kathleen Newman; Jonathan Rosenbaum; Bhaskar Sarkar; Lesley Stern; João Luiz Vieira; Paul Willemen; Yingjin Zhang

About the series:
This text is part of the Routledge AFI Film Readers series. AFI Film Readers published in cooperation with the American Film Institute, focus on important issues and themes in film and media scholarship.

Edited by Nataša Durovicová, Kathleen E. Newman

Natasa Durovicová is Editor of 91st Meridian, the online journal of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa. Her scholarship has dealt with the shifting concept of national cinema as a historigraphic category and with the role of language, voice and sound during the interwar years. Her current project bears on translation as a strategy of cognitive mapping of world cinema flows. Most recently, she was Visiting Faculty Member (2003-5) at the MAGIS Spring School [Gardisca, Italy}.

Kathleen E. Newman is Associate Professor of Cinema and Spanish at the University of Iowa. Her research and teaching focuses on Latin American, Chicano, and Spanish cinemas as well as on theoretical question regarding the relation between fictional narrative and politics and the relation between cinema and globalization. She is the author of La violencia del dicurso: elestado autoritario y la novella politica argentina. Her current book project, Agentine Silent Film: Feminism, Democracy, and Modernity, is a study of the relation between silent film, early feminist movements and democratization in Argentina in the first three decades of the twentieth century.

WCTP has received both the Society for Cinema and Media Studies 2011 Best Edited Collection Award and a 2010 CHOICE (= a publication of the Association of College & Research Libraries, a division of American Library Association) Award for Outstanding Academic Title
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