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Holocaust Film

The Political Aesthetics of Ideology

Author(s): Terri Ginsberg

Book Description

This timely new monograph takes as its starting point the provocative contention that Holocaust film scholarship has been marginalized academically despite the crucial role Holocaust film has played in fostering international awareness of the Nazi genocide and scholarly understandings of cinematic power. The book suggests political and economic motivations for this seeming paradox, the ideological parameters of which are evident in debates and controversies over Holocaust films themselves, and around Holocaust culture in general. Lending particular attention to four exemplary Holocaust “art” films (Korczak [Poland, 1990], The Quarrel [Canada, 1990], Entre Nous [France, 1983], and Balagan [Germany, 1994]), this book breaks disciplinary ground by drawing critical connections between public and scholarly debates over Holocaust representation, and the often sophisticated cinematic structures lending aesthetic shape to them in today’s global arena.


ISBN-13: 978-1-8471-8263-0
ISBN-10: 1-84718-263-1
Date of Publication: 01/09/2007
Pages / Size: 225 / A5
Price: £34.99


Terri Ginsberg received her Ph.D. in Cinema Studies from New York University and is most recently Visiting Assistant Professor of Film Studies at North Carolina State University. She is co-editor of Perspectives on German Cinema. Her numerous published articles appear in journals such as Holocaust and Genocide Studies; Review of Education, Pedagogy and Cultural Studies; Quarterly Review of Film and Video; Gay & Lesbian Quarterly; and Genders. She is currently completing a term as co-chair of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Middle East Caucus.