Transnational cinema: mapping a field of study

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From 2005 we can identify a transnational momentum in film studies, with the following years seeing some important conceptual and theoretical essays and edited volumes (Bergfelder, 2005, Ezra, and Rowden [eds.], 2006, Durovicová and Newman [eds.], 2009, Hjort, 2009, Higbee and Lim, 2010, Berry, 2010, Shaw, 2013), and the founding of a journal, Transnational Cinemas,in 2010, dedicated to disseminating research in this area. In this paper I present an overview of the history of the transnational in film studies, and consider the ways in which our discipline responded to developments in the social sciences. Following this, I discuss the present state of the field of transnational film studies through an analysis of a selective overview of the SCMS Transnational Cinemas SIG (Scholarly Interest Group) sponsored panels from 2014-2016. I conclude the paper with some thoughts on the present state of the field.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2016
EventWorld Cinema and Cosmopolitics Event - Durham University, Durham, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Jun 20162 Jun 2016


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    Shaw, D., 4 Oct 2017, The Routledge Companion to World Cinema. Stone, R., S. D., Marlow-Mann, A. & Cooke, P. (eds.). Routledge

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