Envisioning taiwan: fiction, cinema, and the nation in the cultural imaginary chinese literature: essays articles taiwanese literature and cinema matter for our understanding of an array of modern and postmodern issues ranging from national identity to cultural politics and from an indigenous search for roots to global circulation of. Asian cinema is an area of increasing interest in anglo-us film studies while asian films are now widely distributed and popular with western audiences the fascination with asian cinema must be examined in the context of a complex and often problematic r. It explores the objective and subjective features of identity which liberal nationalists have identified as characteristic of a national society, and which help to explain the resilience of national identity at sub-state level.
These collected essays explore important elements of latin american cinema and its associated national film industries these essays examine the impact of modernization on both latin american screen images and the industry itself, focus on filmmakers who deal with issues of gender and sexuality and discuss the relationship between national identity and the latin american film industry. John wei, media design school, creative technology department, faculty member studies queer studies, sociology, and cultural studies and sexualtiy gender and national identity , documentary (film studies), and 8 more east asian studies, chinese language and culture, china, chinese politics, cinema, china studies, documentary film, and. The literature program is designed for students interested in literary studies who do not want to limit their programs to a single national literature the major allows students to develop knowledge of multiple languages and cultures, and can be the foundation of an international education. Film studies, modern literature, literary and cultural theory, cinema, interdisciplinary and comparative aspects of weimar culture, contemporary literature and film, literary theory, theory of cultural studies, film history, film theory, history of cinema.
Melissa chan studies east asian cinema, gender in film, and chinese martial arts films gender and sexuality, masculinity, popular culture, film studies, media and cultural studies, critical theory, postcolonial studies, postcolonial theory, international relations, multiculturalism, nationalism, national identity, china, chinese studies. Scholars in history and cinema and media studies have explored various aspects of the relationship between hollywood and politics over the course of the 20th century, hollywood movies and entertainers within the industry have impacted national politics, influenced cultural constructions of american identity, and affected social change as well. Terri ginsberg, the american university in cairo, department of the arts, department member studies media studies, politics and post-colonial theory, and post-colonial theory the representation of national identity in czech cinema, theories of film and visual culture, film festivals, world cinema, chinese film and cinema, romanian.
Talk given on 1st february 2016 at the china institute, school of oriental and african studies (soas), university of london this talk poses the question of bruce lee’s national identity. Reframing japanese cinema provides a comprehensive and varied perspective on japanese cinema through a series of essays on a director’s signature style (authorship), culturally representative film genres, and historical evolution of the japanese film industry. The unique american identity - how is a national identity formed through popular music, art, film, and literature, we can discern that the american identity is defined by having one’s personal freedom and being a unique person. Italian neorealism in global cinema is an original contribution to the humanities, as well as to the narrower field of film studies i am particularly impressed by the way so many national or regional 'specialists' found common ground in an international and intercultural topic.
Gender studies, queer theory, film analysis, reproduction, feminism, and 10 more chinese cinema, abortion, sexuality studies, maternity, queer, twentieth-century australian history, critical race and whiteness studies, lesbian and gay history, citrizenship, and sexualtiy gender and national identity. Film studies, gay and lesbian studies, film history, american cinema silent cinema and the politics of space winner, 2014 scms best edited collection award in this cross-cultural history of narrative cinema and media from the 1910s to the 1930s, leading and emergent scholars explore the transnational crossings and exchanges that occurred in. Aiv identity: in social science the term identity describes a person's conception and expression of their personal individuality or group identity, eg national identity or cultural identity the shaping of someone's identity depends on the identification with significant others like parents, the peer group or even fictional movie-characters. Television studies, chinese studies, popular culture, cultural nationalism, chinese language and culture, and 11 more national identity, china, contemporary china, ethnicity, chinese popular culture and globalization, ethnicity and nationalism, china media, ethnicity and national identity, cinema and television, contemporary chinese popular.
National identity can be most noticeable when the nation confronts external or internal enemy and natural disasters an example of this phenomenon is the rise in patriotism and national identity in the us after the terrorist attacks on september 11, 2001. Drawing on film archives from around the world, this volume advances the premise that silent cinema freely crossed national borders and linguistic thresholds in ways that became far less possible after the emergence of sound. Forthcoming essays include an article about the transatlantic gangster in 1930s french cinema and a book chapter assessing cinematic conceptions of auteurism in the context of contemporary video games debating french national identity horror and the question of genre in french cinema film history/theory 1 (film studies program core. About language and identity language not only expresses identities but also constructs them starting from that point, language and identity examines the interrelationships between language and identities it finds that they are so closely interwoven, that words themselves are inscribed with ideological meanings.
This course aims to illustrate the making of national identities through cinematic representations of time, space, race, and ethnicity in the united states of america, china, indonesia, and australia it seeks to shows how such representations are. In part v, now called cinema, nation and national identity, mark joyce's chapter on the soviet montage cinema of the 1920s has remained a permanent fixture, virtually unchanged since the first edition. Pv35 ba (hons) film and philosophy with year abroad (4 years) they often offer complementary perspectives on topics ranging from the value of art and social mores to national identity and politics and from german expressionism to contemporary us cinema film studies employs a multitude of interpretive tools, from sociological.
Isabelle cheng, university of portsmouth, school of languages and area studies, faculty member studies history of taiwan, chinese cinema, and film industries. Upon studying cinematic allegory chinese cinema helps create a national identity through reconstruction of the past using deleuze`s theory of time and space in cinema the deconstruction of space and time with in chinese cinema and the role of the imagined past create an allegorical film about. Abstract: the close-up is a frequently employed film language in cantonese opera film production and a keyword that has entered the debates on chinese opera filmmakingthe close-up also plays a crucial role in the move from a stylized operatic mode of representation to a social realist mode in cantonese cinema, in addition to performing the function of highlighting performance skills or the. The film had cultural symbols of china, chipping away an imaginary national identity most part of the film was shot in bamboo forest in south east china the film is polished by computer stimulated space and landscape.