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[Commlist] new book: Journeys On Screen: Theory, Ethics and Aesthetics

Thu Dec 13 13:01:45 GMT 2018

We are very pleased to announce the publication of the new edited collection Journeys On Screen: Theory, Ethics and Aesthetics, a major new collection probing the nature and importance of journey narratives to cinema. The volume is edited by Louis Bayman and Natalia Pinazza and published by Edinburgh University Press (table of contents below). Perfect to purchase as that extra special Christmas stocking filler ;)

‘From the interplanetary travel and alien encounters of science fiction films to the exploratory drive and spiritual growth associated with road movies, journeys both actual and metaphorical have been central to the motion picture medium since its origins as a technological curiosity over a century ago. The contributors to this appropriately globe-trotting, border-crossing collection — with chapters focusing on migrant narratives in Romanian cinema, diasporic themes in Indian filmmaking, and everything in-between — make the case that the story of the movies is and has always been the story of moving. In an age of mass deportations and international travel bans, Journeys on Screen reminds us of the need for cross-cultural connectedness and cosmopolitan understanding of other people and places, and is sure to inspire a restorative wanderlust in its readers.’

David Scott Diffrient, Colorado State University

Hardback £80 | $130 November 2018 320 pages 40 illustrations ISBN: 9781474421836 Also available in ebook

Table of Contents

Part 1a Mapping Cinematic Journeys: Chronotopes
of Journeys 17


    1  Global Visions: Around-the-World Travel and Visual
    Culture in Early Modernity 19 Tiago de Luca


    2  Brief Encounters: The Railway Station on Film 36

    Lucy Mazdon


    3  Diasporic Dreams and Shattered Desires: Displacement,
    Identity and Tradition in Heaven on Earth (Deepa Mehta
    2008) 50 Clelia Clini


    4  Chronotopic Ghosts and Quiet Men: José Luis Guerín’s
    Innisfree 70 Michael Pigott


    5  Memories, Notebooks, Roads: The Essayistic Journey in Time
    and Space 86 Adam Ludford Freeman

Part 1b Expanding Europe: Interstitial Production and Border-Crossing in Eastern European Cinema 101

6 Shadows of Unforgotten Ancestors: Representations of
Estonian Mass Deportations of the 19 40s in In the Crosswind
(2014) and Body Memory (2011) 103 Eva Näripea

7  The Holocaust and the Cinematic Landscapes of Postmemory in Lithuania, Hungary and Ukraine 118 Maurizio Cinquegrani


    8  Hesitant Journeys: Fugitive and Migrant Narratives in the
    New Romanian Cinema 130 László Strausz


    9  Women on the Road: Representing Female Mobility in Contemporary
    Hungarian-Romanian Co-productions 147 Hajnal Király

Part 2a Form and Narrative in Journey Genres 165


    10  The Sense of an Ending: Music, Time and Romance in Before

    Sunrise 167

    Carlo Cenciarelli


    11  Moving in Circles: Kinetic Elite and Kinetic Proletariat in
    ‘End of the World’ Films 183 Ewa Mazierska


    12  Gothic Journeys: Travel and Transportation in the Films of
    Terence Fisher 199 Chris Fujiwara


    13  Transnational Productions and Regional Funding: Border-
    crossing, European Locations and the Case of Contemporary
    Horror 215 Stefano Baschiera

Part 2b The Politics of the Road Movie 233


    14  Colonialism in Latin American Road Movies 235

    Natália Pinazza


    15  Spaces of Failure: The Gendering of Neoliberal Mobilities in
    the US Indie Road Movie 252 Anna Cooper


    16 Sic transit: The Serial Killer Road Movie 270 Louis Bayman

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