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East, West and Centre: Reframing post-1989 European Cinema

Michael Gott and Todd Herzog


Twenty-five years have passed since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of communism in Eastern Europe, ten years have passed since the first formerly communist states entered the E.U. and an entire post-Wall generation has now entered adulthood. Yet scholarship on European cinema still tends to divide the continent along the old Cold War lines. This collection is the first to consider the ways in which notions such as East and West, national and transnational, central and marginal are being rethought and reframed in contemporary European cinema. The world's leading scholars in the field a ... More

Keywords: Post-communism, French Cinema, German Cinema, Balkan Cinema, Baltic Cinema, Romanian Cinema, Transnationalism, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, European Cinema

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780748694150
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694150.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Gott, editor
University of Cincinnati

Todd Herzog, editor
University of Cincinnati

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Introduction East, West and Centre

Michael Gott and Todd Herzog

Part I Redrawing the Lines: De/Recentring Europe

Chapter 1 The Berlin Wall Revisited

Jenny Stümer (University of Auckland)

Chapter 2 Changing Sides

Kris Van Heuckelom (KU Leuven)

Chapter 3 Dubbing and Doubling Over

Alison Rice (University of Notre Dame)

Chapter 6 Salami Aleikum – The ‘Near East’ Meets the ‘Middle East’ in Europe

Alexandra Ludewig (The University of Western Australia)

Part II Border Spaces, Eastern Margins and Eastern Markets: Belonging and the Road to/from Europe

Chapter 8 Contemporary Bulgarian Cinema

Temenuga Trifonova (York University)

Chapter 9 The Point of No Return

Lucian Georgescu (Romanian Theatre and Film University)

Chapter 11 Lithuania Redirected

Renata Šukaitytė (Vilnius University)

Chapter 12 Lessons of Neo-liberalism

Eva Näripea (The National Archives of Estonia and the Estonian Academy of Arts)

Chapter 13 Decentring Europe from the Fringe

Danica Jenkins and Kati Tonkin (University of Western Australia)

Part III Spectres of the East

Chapter 14 Through the Lens of Black Humour

Rimma Garn (University of Utah)

Chapter 15 East Germany Revisited, Reimagined, Repositioned

Nick Hodgin (University of Lancaster)

Chapter 16 Barluschke

Kalani Michell (University of Minnesota)

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