This book marks the 10th anniversary of the Routledge journal Transnational Cinemas, and its renaming to Transnational Screens.
The introduction reflects on the changing ways in which film is produced, distributed and consumed with the emergence of streamed content providers. Each chapter expands on previous scholarship and interrogates key areas of transnational cinema. Taken together they revisit key concepts of transnational cinema; explore the relationship between transnational and world cinema; analyse performances of cosmopolitanism; examine exoticism and nostalgia in contemporary transnational cinema; present the ‘rooted transnationalism’ of Moroccan diasporic filmmakers; reflect on how films from around the world convey ‘foreignness’; consider cross border solidarity and collaboration behind transnational talent development; explore transnational film eco-criticism from the perspectives of governance and aesthetics; and reflect on the changing nature of transnational screen studies through the concept of second phase transnationalism.
Written by leading scholars, this book looks at the key developments in the field of transnational film and screen studies. The chapters were originally published as a special issue of the journal, Transnational Screens.
Introduction: From transnational cinemas to transnational screens, Armida De La Garza, Ruth Doughty & Deborah Shaw
Chapter 1: Concepts of transnational cinema revisited, Song Hwee Lim
Chapter 2: Transnational turn or turn to world cinema? David Martin-Jones
Chapter 3: Performing cosmopolitanism: Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke in Richard Linklater’s ‘before’ trilogy, Celestino Deleyto
Chapter 4: ‘The past is a foreign country’: exoticism and nostalgia in contemporary transnational cinema, Daniela Berghahn
Chapter 5: The ontological transnationalism of the filmmaker: solidarity-based talent development across borders, Mette Hjort
Chapter 6: Moroccan diasporic cinema: the ‘rooted transnationalism’ of the cinéastes de passage, Will Higbee
Chapter 7: Close encounters with foreignness, Bruce Bennett & Katarzyna Marciniak
Chapter 8: Eco-critique as transnational commons, Sean Cubitt
Chapter 9: Second phase transnationalism: reflections on launching the SCMS transnational cinemas scholarly interest group, Austin Fisher & Iain Robert Smith