This core teaching text provides a thorough overview of the recently emerged field of transnational film studies. Covering a range of approaches to analysing films about migrant, cross-cultural and cross-border experience,...Show More
This core teaching text provides a thorough overview of the recently emerged field of transnational film studies. Covering a range of approaches to analysing films about migrant, cross-cultural and cross-border experience, Steven Rawle demonstrates how film production has moved beyond clear national boundaries to become a product of border crossing finance and creative personnel. This comprehensive introduction brings together the key concepts and theories of transnational cinema, including genre, remakes, diasporic and exilic cinema, and the limits of thinking about cinema as a particularly national cultural artefact.
It is an excellent course companion for undergraduate students of Film, Cinema, Media and Cultural Studies studying transnational and global cinema, and provides both students and lovers of film alike with a strong grounding in this timely field of film studies.Show Less
- Engages with popular world cinemas in a clear and accessible fashion
- A broad and thorough overview, suitable as a core text for undergraduate courses focused on transnational cinemas
- Highlights relevance of borders and national boundaries in contemporary culture and politics
- Offers a succinct and comprehensive account of differing approaches and interpretations for students studying transnational cinema
- Features useful case studies which offer readings of selected films, movements, cinemas and individuals, to help guide students' own analyses of transnational films
- Case studies are drawn from within and outside the established canon of film studies
- Includes questions for further discussion, recommended further reading and additional film examples, which act as gateways for students' own application of the ideas and concepts
1. World or Transnational Cinema?
2. The National Cinema Paradigm
3. Third and Post-Colonial Cinemas
4. Globalisation, Border-Crossing, Migration
5. Exilic and Diasproic Cinema
6. Transnational Film Production
7. Remaking Transnational Culture
8. Globalised Genres.