The cinematic bodies of Eastern Europe and Russia: between pain and pleasure

Mroz, Matilda, Mazierska, Ewa and Ostrowska, Elzbieta, eds. (2016) The cinematic bodies of Eastern Europe and Russia: between pain and pleasure. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh. ISBN 9781474405140

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Bringing together a range of theoretical and critical approaches, this edited collection is the first book to examine representations of the body in Eastern European and Russian cinema after the Second World War. Drawing on the history of the region, as well as Western and Eastern scholarship on the body, the book focuses on three areas: the traumatized body, the body as a site of erotic pleasure, and the relationship between the body and history. Critically dissecting the different ideological and aesthetic ways human bodies are framed, The Cinematic Bodies of Eastern Europe and Russia also demonstrates how bodily discourses oscillate between complicity and subversion, and how they shaped individuals and societies both during and after the period of state socialism.

Item Type: Edited Book
Keywords: film, body, Eastern Europe, Poland, history, memory, Russia, Soviet, critical theory, politics, aesthetics, film theory
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Media and Film
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1993 Motion pictures
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Depositing User: Matilda Mroz
Date Deposited: 08 May 2017 14:06
Last Modified: 08 May 2017 14:06
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