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978-0-8108-9050-3 • Hardback • June 2013 • $111.00 • (£85.00)
978-0-8108-9051-0 • eBook • June 2013 • $99.50 • (£77.00)
Jakub Kazecki is assistant professor at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. He is the author of Laughter in the Trenches: Humour and Front Experience in German First World War Narratives (2012).
Karen Ritzenhoff is professor in the Department of Communication at Central Connecticut State University. She is the coeditor of Sex and Sexuality in a Feminist World (2009) and Screening the Dark Side of Love: From Euro-Horror to American Cinema (2012).
Cynthia J. Miller (Emerson College) is the series editor for Scarecrow Press’s Film and History series. She is the editor of Too Bold for the Box Office: The Mockumentary, From Big Screen to Small (2012) and coeditor of Undead in the West: Vampires, Zombies, Mummies and Ghosts on the Cinematic Frontier and Steaming into a Victorian Future: A Steampunk Anthology (2012), all published by Scarecrow Press.
With this excellently conceived and executed volume, Kazecki, Ritzenhoff, and Miller have collected essays on a topic crucial throughout the history of cinema: that of borders. Border Visions is especially relevant today, in our age of globalization and amid ubiquitous debates about the future of the nation-state and immigration. It is a truly timely, and thoroughly compelling, intervention.
— Jaimey Fisher, associate professor of German and cinema and technocultural studies; Director, Cinema and Technocultural Studies, UC Davis
Border Visions offers fifteen stimulating and accessible case studies of films, many of which have become canonical texts of diasporic and exilic cinema. Taking geopolitical borders and global mobility as the starting point of their investigations, the contributors to this anthology examine transnational journeys and border-crossings of various kinds and bring to the fore the socio-political impetus underpinning this particular type of transnational cinema. The volume’s thematic focus makes it a timely and welcome critical intervention in a rapidly growing field.
— Daniela Berghahn, professor of film studies, Royal Holloway, University of London
To all of us who crossed and/or are still crossing borders, your book is an inspiration. Wanderers are now being recognized, and their plight no longer felt or seen as plague.
— Marie-Claire Rohinsky, Ph.D., professor emerita, Central Connecticut State University