Civil wars and cinematic narrative : the case of Psychi Vathia (Deep Soul, Pantelis Voulgaris, 2009)

Kosmidou, SE 2017, 'Civil wars and cinematic narrative : the case of Psychi Vathia (Deep Soul, Pantelis Voulgaris, 2009)' , in: Civil War and Narrative : Testimony, Historiography, Memory , Palgrave Macmillan. (In Press)

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Abstract

In recent years, there has been a surge of scholarly interest in cinema and cultural memory. To an extent, this scholarship concerns researchers in cultural studies, history, literary studies, and media studies. Alongside this academic work, there has been an increase in the production of European civil war films that coincides with the wider memory boom internationally. While the relationship between cinema and cultural memory has been the focus of such pioneering studies as Robert Rosenstone (2000), Marc Ferro (1988), Pierre Sorlin (1980), Anton Kaes (1989), Annette Kuhn (2002), and Marcia Landy (2001) among others, European civil war cinematic narratives and the cultural memory they generate have generally been neglected. As this chapter makes clear, however, civil war cinematic narratives offer a rich resource for scholars interested in cultural memory. The examination of the ways in which European civil war films, or European films whose subject matter is European intranational conflicts, engage with the respective difficult past allows scholars to investigate what kind of cultural memory they create. Films are powerful cultural products that can influence and manipulate cultural memory.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Deslandes, K, Mourlon, F and Tribout, B
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media > Arts, Media and Communication Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Civil War and Narrative : Testimony, Historiography, Memory
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9783319611785
Depositing User: S Kosmidou
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2017 13:05
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2017 13:11
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/43601

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