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Scars and wounds: Film and legacies of trauma

Hodgin, Nick and Thakkar, Amit, eds. 2017. Scars and wounds: Film and legacies of trauma. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

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Abstract

This book examines recent cinematic representations of the traumatic legacies of national and international events and processes. Whilst not ignoring European and Hollywood cinema, it includes studies of films about countries which have been less well-represented in cinematic trauma studies, including Australia, Rwanda, Chile and Iran. Each essay establishes national and international contexts that are relevant to the films considered. All essays also deal with form, whether this means the use of specific techniques to represent certain aspects of trauma or challenges to certain genre conventions to make them more adaptable to the traumatic legacies addressed by directors. The editors argue that the healing processes associated with such legacies can helpfully be studied through the idiom of ‘scar-formation’ rather than event-centred ‘wound-creation’.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Edited Book
Status: Published
Schools: Modern Languages
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9783319410241
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2017 12:36
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/106906

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