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CULTURES OF EXILE

Images of Displacement

Edited by Wendy Everett and Peter Wagstaff

256 pages, 10 ills, index

ISBN  978-1-57181-591-0 $99.00/£60.00 Hb Published (April 2004)


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Exile is the dominant theme of our times. It can be found in the forced migration of populations but also in the temporal, cultural and physical alienation of the individual's experiences of the postmodern world. This is a world of unstable, shifting identities dominated, and perhaps most acutely expressed by, the fluidity of the visual image. The essays in this volume examine issues such as remembering and forgetting trauma and nostalgia, time and space, social and sexual exclusion in relation to visual media and new technologies, cinema and the visual arts. The multi-facetted and interdisciplinary exploration of exile and displacement — whether geographical, temporal, corporeal or performative — provides an important analysis of a significant and fascinating aspect of contemporary culture.

Wendy Everett is Reader in French and Film. She is a graduate of the University of Wales, and carried out postgraduate research in London, and Paris, where she also lectured and worked as a freelance translator. Her principal research interests are in European cinema, and recent publications in this field include Revisiting Space (Peter Lang, 2005), European Identity in Cinema (Intellect, 2005), Terence Davies (Manchester University Press, 2004) and The Seeing Century: Film, Vision, and Identity (Rodopi, 2000), as well as numerous journal articles and book chapters. She regularly lectures and gives papers in Europe and the US.

Peter Wagstaff is Senior Lecturer in French at the University of Bath. His research interests are chiefly in autobiography, from the eighteenth century to the present, and questions of identity in a cross-national context. His other publications include Border Crossings: Mapping Identities in Modern Europe (Peter Lang, 2004) and Regionalism New Europe (Intellect, 1999).

Series: Volume 7, Polygons: Cultural Diversities and Intersections


LC: HM1136 .C85 2004

BL: SPIS305.568

BISAC: SOC007000 SOCIAL SCIENCE/Emigration & Immigration; SOC002010 SOCIAL SCIENCE/Anthropology/Cultural

BIC: JFFD Refugees & political asylum; JFC Cultural studies



Contents

List of Illustrations

Introduction

PART I: SPACE

Chapter 1. Exile and Displacement in the Cinema of Tony Gatlif: Les Princes (1983) and Gadjo dilo (1998)
Carrie Tarr

Chapter 2. Leaving Home: Exile and Displacement in Contemporary European Cinema
Wendy Everett

Chapter 3. The Exile of Remembering: Movement and Memory in Chris Marker’s Sans Soleil
Catherine Lupton

PART II: TIME

Chapter 4. ‘Island of Tears’: Georges Perec, Ellis Island and the Exile’s Lost Past
Peter Wagstaff

Chapter 5. Forced Migration and Involuntary Memory: the Work of Arnold Daghani
Deborah Schultz

Chapter 6. Chantal Akerman: a Struggle with Exile
Lieve Spaas

Chapter 7. Memory and Exile in the Bill Douglas Trilogy
Christine Sprengler

PART III: BODY

Chapter 8. Exile and the Body
Gabriele Griffin

Chapter 9. The Transgendered Individual as Exilic Travelling Subject
Feroza Basu

Chapter 10. Andy Warhol and the Strategic Exile of the Self
Chris Horrocks

Chapter 11. Exiles of Normality: Photography and the Representation of Diseased Bodies
Richard Sawdon Smith

Notes on Contributors
Select Bibliography
Select Filmography
Index

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