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Journeys on Screen: Theory, Ethics, Aesthetics

Louis Bayman and Natália Pinazza


This collection seeks to position the journey as a persistent presence across cinema, and fundamental to its position within modernity. It addresses the innovative appeal of journey narratives from pre-cinema to new media and through documentary, fiction, and the spaces between. Its examples traverse different regions and cultures, including a sub-section dedicated to Eastern Europe, to illuminate questions of belonging, diaspora, displacement, identity and memory. It considers how the journey is a formal element determining art cinema and popular genres such as sci-fi, romance and horror alik ... More

Keywords: Genre, Migration, road movie, chronotope, memory, film studies, journey, modernity, Eastern Europe

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Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781474421836
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421836.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Louis Bayman, editor
University of Southampton

Natália Pinazza, editor
University of Exeter

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Louis Bayman and Natália Pinazza

Part 1a Mapping Cinematic Journeys: Chronotopes of Journeys

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

Part 2a Form and Narrative in Journey Genres

Part 2b The Politics of the Road Movie

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