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Berghahn Series

Film and the Global Cold War

DEFA Film Library



Published by Berghahn Books and the DEFA Film Library at the University of Massachusetts Amherst

Series Editors
Skyler J. Arndt-Briggs, Executive Director
Mariana Ivanova, Academic Director

Editorial Board
Seán Allan, University of St. Andrews
Barton Byg, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Anne Ciecko, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Thomas Lindenberger, Hannah Arendt Institute for the Study of Totalitarianism at Technische Universität Dresden
Ralf Schenk, DEFA Foundation

For years, the DEFA Film Library, a research center focused on a broad spectrum of East German film, has explored transnational exchanges in the Cold War period. Building on that research, this interdisciplinary series explores the ways in which films, filmmakers, and cinematic industries participated in, were shaped by and, in turn, shaped cultural relations during the Cold War. Film, as both medium and social practice, connects a range of domains including art, advertising, photography, propaganda, industrial production and individual creative labor. Pictures, artists, and cultural mediators in this period were intimately involved in state aspirations and national tradition, while at the same time the creation, the distribution, exhibition and consumption of films were part of global transnational trends.

Formal submissions should be sent directly to Berghahn Books. For more information on Berghahn's manuscript submission procedure, please look at the Info for Authors section on this web site. Prospective authors may download a copy of the New Book Outline to be filled out and emailed as an attachment. All submissions to this series, as well as any queries about the formal procedure, should be sent to Berghahn (


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