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Europe and Love in Cinema explores the relationship between love and Europeanness in a wide range of films from the 1920s to the present. A critical look at the manner in which love—in its broadest sense—is portrayed in cinema from across Europe and the United States, this volume exposes constructed notions of "Europeanness" that both set Europe apart and define some parts of it as more "European" than others. Through the international distribution process, these films in turn engage with ideas of Europe from both outside and within, while some, treated extensively in this volume, even offer alternative models of love. A bracing collection of essays from top film scholars, Europe and Love in Cinema demonstrates the centrality of desire to film narrative and explores multiple models of love within Europe's frontiers.

About the Author

Luisa Passerini is professor of cultural history and cofounder of the Interdepartmental Centre for Women's Studies at the University of Turin. Jo Labanyi is professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and director of the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center at New York University. Karen Diehl earned a PhD from the European University Institute in Florence and now works in film.

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Part I—Disciplinary and historical contexts

1. Cinema and academia: of objects of love and objects of study

      Thomas Elsaesser

2. For love or money: transnational developments in European cinema in the 1920s

      Andrew Higson

3. Love beyond the nation: cosmopolitanism and transnational desire in cinema

      Tim Bergfelder

Part II—Impossible loves

4. Love in two British films of the late silent period: Hindle Wakes (Maurice Elvey, 1927) and Piccadilly (E.A. Dupont, 1929)

      Laura Mulvey

5. La dame de Malacca or Eurocentrism's dream of omnipotence

      Luisa Passerini

6. Love and colonial ambivalence in Spanish Africanist cinema of the early Franco dictatorship

      Jo Labanyi

Part III—Movements in time-space

7. The love-lives of others: reconstructing German national identity in postwar and post-unification cinema

      Seán Allan

8. Exiled memories: transnational memoryscapes in recent French cinema

      Liliana Ellena

9. Migration, attachment, belonging: filming the Mediterranean in Spain and Italy

      Enrica Capussotti

Part IV—Cultural re-inscriptions

10. Luis Buñuel and explosive love in southern Europe

      Luisa Accati

11. Love and belonging in Western

      Lucy Mazdon

12. A conflicted passion: European film

      Karen Diehl

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Passerini, Luisa
Intellect (UK)
Labanyi, Jo
Diehl, Karen
Diehl, Karen
Labanyi, Jo
Film & Video
Popular Culture - General
Love in motion pictures
Europe - In motion pictures
Art : Film & Video
Social Science : Popular Culture - General
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