Migrant and Diasporic Cinema in Contemporary Europe

Migrant and Diasporic Cinema in Contemporary Europe

Book European Cinema in Motion published in August 2010



We are delighted to announce the publication of the anthology European Cinema in Motion: Migrant and Diasporic Film in Contemporary Europe, eds. Daniela Berghahn and Claudia Sternberg, which has just been published by Palgrave. The book can be ordered directly from Palgrave or at Amazon.co.uk.


If you would like to obtain a review copy of the book, please contact the book review editors of one of the following journals, which will be able to send you a review copy after 20 August.



New Cinemas

Transnational Cinemas

Journal of Contemporary European Studies

Journal of British Cinema and Television

Journal of Intercultural Studies

Modern Language Review

Media Culture and Society

Modern and Contemporary France

MEDIENwissenschaft (based in Germany)


North American journals will receive review copies slightly later. We will post a list of North American journals from which you can obtain review copies in September.


If you would like to write a review for another publication, please contact: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and we will try to make the necessary arrangements.




What this book is about:

Transnational mobility and migration are amongst the most powerful forces of social transformation in the contemporary world. Over the past three decades, representations of migrant and diasporic experiences and the dynamics of postmodern multiculturalism have assumed a prominent position in European mainstream and art house cinema. Filmmakers with a migratory background have brought about the World Cinema turn in European cinema by introducing new narratives and by fusing Western and non-Western aesthetic traditions. European Cinema in Motion develops an original theory of migrant and diasporic cinema and provides an overview of its cultural and industrial contexts in Europe. Representative case studies of more than eighty films adopt a comparative perspective in the search for the commonalities and differences between productions from Western, Southern and Eastern Europe. The contributions reflect the wide spectrum of this important new field at the interface of (trans)national, European and World Cinema.


Locating Migrant and Diasporic Cinema in Contemporary Europe; D.Berghahn & C.Sternberg
Migration and Cinematic Process in Post-Cold War Europe; D.Iordanova
State and Other Funding for Migrant, Diasporic and World Cinemas in Europe; A.Jäckel
Nostalgic Journeys in Post-Soviet Cinema: Towards a Lost Home?; B.Beumers
Transculturation in German and Spanish Migrant and Diasporic Cinema: On Constrained Spaces and Minor Intimacies in Princesses and A Little Bit of Freedom; E.G.Rodríguez
The Dark Side of Hybridity: Contemporary Black and Asian British Cinema; S.Malik
Body Matters: Immigrants in Recent Spanish, Italian and Greek Cinemas; I.Santaolalla
Gendering Diaspora: The Work of Diasporic Women Filmmakers in Western Europe; C.Tarr
Queering the Diaspora; J.S.Williams
Sound Bridges: Transnational Mobility as Ironic Melodrama; D.Göktürk
Coming of Age in 'the Hood': The Diasporic Youth Film and Questions of Genre; D.Berghahn
Migration, Diaspora and Metacinematic Reflection; C.Sternberg
Future Imperfect: Some Onward Perspectives on Migrant and Diasporic Film Practice; G.Jones

Posted by Daniela Berghahn on 12 Jul 2010 •

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