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[Commlist] European Cinema in the Twenty-First Century: Discourses, Directions and Genres

Thu Jul 16 21:20:41 GMT 2020

Ingrid Lewis (DkIT, Ireland) and Laura Canning (Falmouth University, UK) are pleased to announce the publication of their edited collection “European Cinema in the Twenty-First Century: Discourses, Directions and Genres” (Palgrave Macmillan).

This book rethinks the study of European Cinema in a way that centres on students and their needs, in a comprehensive volume introducing undergraduates to the main discourses, directions and genres of twenty-first-century European film. Importantly, this collection is the first of its kind to apply a transversal approach to European Cinema, bringing together the East and the West, while providing a broad picture of key trends, aesthetics, genres, national identities, and transnational concerns. Lewis and Canning’s collection effectively addresses some of the most pressing questions in contemporary European film, such as ecology, migration, industry, identity, disability, memory, auteurship, genre, small cinemas, and the national and international frameworks which underpin them. Combining accessible original research with a thorough grounding in recent histories and contexts, each chapter includes key definitions, reflective group questions, and a summative case study. Overall, this book makes a strong contribution to our understanding of recent European Cinema, making it an invaluable resource for lecturers and students across a variety of film-centred modules.

"A true constellation of riveting topics and essays written by authors who represent Europe’s true diversity: East and West, North and South." Dina Iordanova, Professor of Global Cinema and Creative Cultures, University of St Andrews, Scotland

"Drawing on a rich tradition of film scholarship, this book provides a timely geographical and critical historical map for decoding European cinema."
Pat Brereton, Professor of Film Studies, Dublin City University, Ireland

"This book uniquely places Eastern European cinema in co-equal dialogue with Western European cinema, addressing a gap in current studies."
Maria Flood, Lecturer in Film Studies, Keele University, UK

"Clearly structured and directly addressing lecturers’ needs, this book is a welcome and helpful contribution." Claus Tieber, Lecturer in Theatre, Film and Media Studies, University of Vienna, Austria

"This is a timely volume that makes two interventions: it brings together a range of international scholars who cover film cultures from Central and Eastern Europe, and it offers a refreshing take on art and popular cinema that attests to the heterogeneity of European film in the twenty-first century."
Jaap Verheul, Lecturer in Film Studies Education, King’s College London, UK

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