World Cinemas, Transnational Perspectives

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Nataša Durovicová, Kathleen E. Newman
Taylor & Francis, Aug 31, 2009 - Performing Arts - 366 pages

SCMS Award Winner "Best Edited Collection"

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.

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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.

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