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Tiago de Luca and Michael Pigott contribute to 'Journeys on Screen: Theory, Ethics and Aesthetics' collection from Edinburgh University Press

Staff members Tiago de Luca and Michael Pigott have each written a chapter for the new collection Journeys on Screen: Theory, Ethics and Aesthetics, edited by Louis Bayman and Natalia Pinazza, and published by Edinburgh University Press.

de Luca's chapter is entitled 'Global Visions: Around-the-World Travel and Visual Culture in Early Modernity' and Pigott's is 'Chronotopic Ghosts and Quiet Men: José Luis Guerín's Innisfree'

About the book:

Journeys on Film cover

Addressing the appeal of the journey narrative from pre-cinema to new media and through documentary, fiction and the spaces between, this collection reveals the journey to be a persistent presence across cinema and in cultural modernity. Drawing on examples from different regions and cultures that traverse art and genre cinema, the book explores the journey as a motif for something wider, a metaphor for self-discovery and social transformation, and evidence of autonomy and progress (or their lack). Illuminating areas of global movement, belonging, diaspora and memory, these essays document epochal changes in human behaviour, from urbanisation, migration and war to tourism and shopping.

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Tue 29 Jan 2019, 10:34 | Tags: staff News Publications


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