Filmspanism explores the geopolitics of knowledge involved in academic approaches to Spanish cinema.
This companion rethinks the role of disciplinarity, institutionality, and nationality in the study of film by taking into account a rather specific set of contentious issues, intellectual traditions, discursive servitudes, and invested scholarship. To that end, the book explores the topics of art cinema, popular culture, film genre, and transnationalism, always with Spanish cinema as its concrete object of study.
An insightful contribution to the study of Spanish cinema, this discussion will be of interest to researchers and graduate students in Hispanic Studies and Film Studies.
Table of Contents
Introduction. 1. Hispanism and its Cinematic Discontents 2. Film, Art, Poetry: Spanish Cinema and the Place of Literature 3. Popular Film or Cinema as Bad Object 4. Genre and Nation 5. (Spanish) Transnational Cinema. Conclusion: Screenspanism?
Juan F. Egea is Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, US. He is the author of La poesía del nosotros: Jaime Gil de Biedma y la secuencia lírica moderna and Dark Laughter: Spanish Film, Comedy, and the Nation.