Beyond Eastern Noir

Reimagining Russia and Eastern Europe in Nordic Cinemas

by Anna Estera Mrozewicz

Description
Addressing representations of Russia and neighbouring Eastern Europe in post-1989 Nordic cinemas, this ground-breaking book investigates their hitherto overlooked transnational dimension. Departing from the dark and lawless stereotypes that have characterised much of ‘Eastern noir’, the book presents Russia and Eastern Europe as imagined spaces of rich and previously neglected cinematic diversity. Cross-disciplinary in its approach, with in-depth case studies of films, documentaries and television dramas like Lilya 4-ever, A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence and Occupied, this book sheds light on a variety of differing perspectives and considers how increasingly transnational affinities prompt a reimagining of Norden’s eastern neighbours. ; Addressing representations of Russia and neighbouring Eastern Europe in post-1989 Nordic cinemas, this ground-breaking book investigates their hitherto overlooked transnational dimension. ; Acknowledgements; Introduction: The Iron Curtain effect: Nordic Eastern noir; Chapter 1: Borders: Russia and Eastern Europe as a crime scene; Chapter 2: Boundaries: Infiltrated identities; Chapter 3: The Baltic boundary; Chapter 4: Guilt and shame in (trans)national spaces; Chapter 5: Embodying the fear of Russia: The militarised body; Chapter 6: Polish spectres in our house: Revisiting the Nordic metaphor of the home; Afterword: Beyond Eastern noir: Toward a new (cinematic) space; Bibliography; Filmography ; AcknowledgementsIntroduction: The Iron Curtain effect: Nordic Eastern noirChapter 1: Borders: Russia and Eastern Europe as a crime sceneChapter 2: Boundaries: Infiltrated identitiesChapter 3: The Baltic boundaryChapter 4: Guilt and shame in (trans)national spacesChapter 5: Embodying the fear of Russia: The militarised bodyChapter 6: Polish spectres in our house: Revisiting the Nordic metaphor of the homeAfterword: Beyond Eastern noir: Toward a new (cinematic) spaceBibliographyFilmography
Author Biography

Dr Anna Estera Mrozewicz is scholar in Scandinavian Studies and Assistant Professor at the Department of Film, Media and Audiovisual Arts at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland. Previously, she pursued post-doctoral studies at the Department of Scandinavian Studies and Linguistics, University of Copenhagen (2010–12). She has published extensively on Danish and Nordic literature and cinema, including Nordic/Eastern European transnational identities and films of Carl Th. Dreyer.

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Bibliographic Information
  • Pub date: March 2018
  • English
  • 9781474418102
  • Hardback
  • Primary Price: 75 GBP
  • Pages: 256
  • Edinburgh University Press
  • Publish State: Published
  • Edition: 1
  • Copyright Year: 2018
  • Copyright Information: Copyright year 2018
  • Dimensions: 234 X 156 mm
  • Reference Code: 4790