Edited book, Childhood and Nation in Contemporary World Cinema: Borders and Encounters, is now available to pre-order


We are delighted to announce that our edited book, Childhood and Nation in Contemporary World Cinema: Borders and Encounters is now available for pre-order, ahead of publication in September 2017.

Edited by Sarah Wright, Emma Wilson, and Stephanie Hemelryk-Donald, the book includes contributions on representations and explorations of childhood in the national cinemas of China, Spain, UK, Australia, amongst many others, providing an in-depth and wide-reaching interrogation of the multifarious role of both childhood and nation in world cinema.


Table of contents:

Introduction: nation, film, child 

Stephanie Hemelryk Donald (University of New South Wales, Australia); Emma Wilson (Corpus Christi College, UK); Sarah Wright (University of London, UK)

Home and away
1. ‘A bath, a toilet and a field’: dreaming and deprivation in Lynne Ramsay’s Ratcatcher
Vicky Lebeau (University of Sussex, UK)
2. Lost and found: children in Indigenous Australian cinema
Greg Dolgopolov (University of New South Wales, Australia)
3. ‘Away from girlhood’: Catherine Breillat’s Bluebeard
Emma Wilson (Corpus Christi College, UK)
Disappearance and removal
4. The lost children of Latvia: deportees and postmemory in Dzintra Geka’s The Children of Siberia
Stephanie Hemelryk Donald (University of New South Wales, Australia) and Klara Bruveris (University of New South Wales, Australia)
5. Among the Nations: Children as Czechs, Germans and Jews in post-1980 Czech cinematic representations of the Second World War
Jan Lánícek (University of New South Wales, Australia)
6. Child, cinema, dictatorship: Ignacio Agüero’s One Hundred Children Waiting for a Train
Sarah Wright (University of London, UK)
Education and Serious Games
7. Graphic tales: class, violence and South Korean childhood in Sang-Ho Yeon’s The King of Pigs
Susan Danta (University of New South Wales, Australia)
Citizenship in the classroom: the politicisation of child subjects in Nicolas Philibert’s To Be and To Have and Laurent Cantet’s The Class
Victoria Flanagan
Education, destiny, and national identity in Raúl Ruiz’s Manoel on the Island of Wonders
Stefan Solomon (University of New South Wales, Australia)
An allegorical childhood: identity and coming of age in Terry Loane’s Mickybo and Me
Jennifer R. Beckett (University of Melbourne, Australia)
Terrorism and trainers in a transnational remake: child labour and commodity culture in the Bollywood adaptation of New Iranian Cinema’s Children of Heaven
Michael Lawrence (University of Sussex, UK)
The child as hyphen: Yamina Benguigui’s Inch’allah Dimanche
Hannah Kilduff (University of Cambridge, UK)
Beiqing, kuqing and national sentimentality in Liu Junyi’s Left-behind Children Zitong Qiu and Maria Elena Indelicato (Zhejiang University, China)
Children’s toys, Argentine nationhood and blondness in Albertina Carri’s Barbie Gets Sad Too and Néstor F. and Martín C.’s Easy Money
Jordana Blejmar (University of Liverpool, UK)

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