European Cinema in the Twenty-First Century

European Cinema in the Twenty-First Century

Discourses, Directions and Genres

von Ingrid Lewis; Laura Canning

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XXI, 343 Seiten
2020 Springer International Publishing
ISBN 978-3-030-33436-9

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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.



Dr. Ingrid Lewis is Lecturer in Film Studies at Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland, where she teaches modules on European Cinema, Holocaust Film and Popular Culture, Film Theory and World Cinema. She is author of the book Women in European Holocaust Films: Perpetrators, Victims and Resisters (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017).
Dr. Laura Canning is Senior Lecturer in Film at the School of Film & Television, Falmouth University, UK. Her most recent work includes contributions to Rethinking Genre in Contemporary Global Cinema , eds. Silvia Dibeltulo and Ciara Barrett (2018) and Women in Irish Film: Stories and Storytellers , ed. Susan Liddy (forthcoming 2020).

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