Migrant and Diasporic Cinema - News
Professor Dina Iordanova has recently published two books which engage with the representation of diasporic identities and with the creation of transnational 'imagined communities' at diaspora-linked film festivals. The Film Festival Yearbook 2: Film Festivals and Imagined Communities (eds. Dina Iordanova and Ruby Cheung) and Moving People, Moving Images: Cinema and Trafficking in the New Europe (William Brown, Dina Iordanov and Leshu Torchin) are both available via St. Andrews Film Studies.
Posted by Daniela Berghahn on 04 Mar 2010 •
Dr Daniela Berghahn, leader of the Migrant and Diasporic Cinema Network, and Network participant Professor Carrie Tarr, were invited by the WDR (West German Broadcasting Corporation) to explore the concept of Heimat at a public symposium, held at the Museum Ludwig, Cologne’s equivalent of the Tate Modern, on 16 and 17 October 2009. Daniela Berghahn will also feature in a television programme entitled ‘Plötzlich so viel Heimat’ (Suddenly so much Heimat), broadcast by the WDR during the ‘Long Night of the Heimatfilm’ on 31 October 2009. She will be discussing the evolution of the Heimatfilm, a quintessentially German film genre, and its recent revival in the age of transnational migration.
Posted by Daniela Berghahn on 01 Nov 2009 •
The special issue of New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film (7:1) was guest-edited by Network Leader Daniela Berghahn and was published in August 2009. Its title refers to the multiple dialogues recorded in this issue. These include dialogues between Turkish and Turkish-German filmmakers and the various cross-cultural exchanges that inform their work on the level of creation, production, distribution and reception, as well as dialogues between film scholars from different national and cultural backgrounds - Turkish, German, British and American - all of whom have extensively published on the cinemas under consideration. It also pertains to the 'dialogic tendencies', theorized by Mikhail Bakhtin and Kobena Mercer, in Turkish-German film.
Posted by Daniela Berghahn on 28 Sep 2009 •
Following the World Première of DESIRE at the Sarajevo Film Festival last month, Scenario Film is pleased to announce the film's UK premiere in the official selection of the 29th Cambridge Film Festival with the participation of principal cast, director (Gareth Jones) and producer.
Posted by Daniela Berghahn on 08 Sep 2009 •
The conference panel is entitled 'Reflections on Migrant and Diasporic Cinema in Contemporary Europe' and consists of four papers:
Daniela Berghahn, 'From Turkish Greengrocer to Drag Queen: Reassessing Patriarchy in Recent Turkish-German Coming-of-Age Films'; Isabel Santaolalla, 'Immigrants in Recent Spanish, Italian and Greek Cinemas: A Comparative View'; Claudia Sternberg, 'Migrant and Diasporic Cinema in Contemporary Europe: Possibilities and Challenges in Transnational Film Studies'; and Carrie Tarr, 'Gendering Diaspora: The Work of Diasporic Women Filmmakers in West European Cinema'.
The annual NECS (European Network for Cinema and Media Studies) conference will be held in Lund (Sweden) between 25 - 28 June 2009.
Posted by Daniela Berghahn on 23 Jun 2009 •
The latest issue of the Journal of South Asian Popular Culture is a special collection (‘The Cinema Issue’) guest-edited by Network participant, Dr Sarita Malik. ‘The Cinema Issue’ stems from the ‘Migrant and Diasporic Cinema in Contemporary Europe’ network and from the first Network conference held in Oxford in 2006 where a number of speakers and other delegates shared a research interest in South Asian cinema. The idea for the special Issue was to build on the foundation established by the network focus on the films of migrant and diasporic filmmakers and to take a close-up view of South Asian cinema, past and present.
Posted by Daniela Berghahn on 11 May 2009 •
Daniela Berghahn was invited to give a lecture entitled 'Citizens of Two Worlds: Hybrid Identity Formation in Diasporic Coming-of-Age Films' in the HARC Lecture Series 'Cinema and Citizenship', convened by Professor Mandy Merck, who is currently HARC Fellow at the Humanities and Arts Research Centre at Royal Holloway, University of London.
Click here for a podcast of the lecture she gave on 17 March 2009.
Posted by Daniela Berghahn on 22 Mar 2009 •
Our Research Network has over the past two years received numerous requests from scholars working in the field of transnational cinema to make papers which we presented at conferences or in other contexts available to them. We are, therefore, delighted to announce that we are currently preparing a book entitled European Cinema in Motion: Migrant and Diasporic Cinema in Contemporary Europe, eds. Daniela Berghahn and Claudia Sternberg, which will be published by Palgrave in August 2010.
Posted by Daniela Berghahn on 24 Jul 2008 •