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Early Cinema, Modernity and Visual Culture

The Imaginary of the Balkans

9789463728300
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Amsterdam University Press
Overview
- It is based on original archival research conducted in film archives and institutions in the Balkans and Europe and employs previously undiscovered archival materials and film footage. - It constitutes a transnational and multi-faceted examination of visual culture and early cinema development in the Balkan region and its relevance to world cinema at the time. - It comprises a first cultural study in the English language on early cinema history of the various countries in the Balkan region, which can serve as a departing point for further studies in early cinema, archives, film spectatorship and a point of reference which provides a useful context for studying later historical periods in Balkan cinemas.
Author Bio
Ana Grgic is Assoc. Professor at Babes-Bolyai University. Her research on Balkan and transnational cinema, archives and memory appeared in Early Popular Visual Culture, Studies in Eastern European Cinema, Film Quarterly, and KinoKultura. She is co-editor of Contemporary Balkan Cinema: Transnational Exchanges and Global Circuits (2020), and is Associate Editor of Studies in World Cinema.