Films on Ice - (Traditions in World Cinema) by Scott MacKenzie & Anna Westerstahl Stenport (Paperback)
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"About the Book The first book to address the vast diversity of Northern circumpolar cinemas from a transnational perspective, Films on Ice: Cinemas of the Arctic presents the region as one of great and previously overlooked cinematic diversity. Book Synopsis The first book to address the vast diversity of Northern circumpolar cinemas from a transnational perspective, Films on Ice: Cinemas of the Arctic presents the region as one of great and previously overlooked cinematic diversity. With chapters on polar explorer films, silent cinema, documentaries, ethnographic and indigenous film, gender and ecology, as well as Hollywood and the USSR's uses and abuses of the Arctic, this book provides a groundbreaking account of Arctic cinemas from 1898 to the present. Challenging dominant notions of the region in popular and political culture, it demonstrates how moving images (cinema, television, video, and digital media) have been central to the very definition of the Arctic since the end of the nineteenth century. Bringing together an international array of European, Russian, Nordic, and North American scholars, Films on Ice radically alters stereotypical views of the Arctic region, and therefore of film history itself. From the Back Cover The first book to address the vast diversity of Northern circumpolar cinemas from a transnational perspective, Films on Ice: Cinemas of the Arctic presents the region as one of great and previously overlooked cinematic diversity. With chapters on polar explorer films, silent cinema, documentaries, ethnographic and indigenous film, gender and ecology, as well as Hollywood and the USSR's uses and abuses of the Arctic, this book provides a groundbreaking account of Arctic cinemas from 1898 to the present. Challenging dominant notions of the region in popular and political culture, it demonstrates how moving images (cinema, television, video, and digital media) have been central to the very definition of the Arctic since the end of the nineteenth century. Bringing together an international array of European, Russian, Nordic, and North American scholars, Films on Ice radically alters stereotypical views of the Arctic region, and therefore of film history itself. Scott MacKenzie teaches in the Department of Film and Media, and is cross-appointed to the Graduate Program in Cultural Studies, at Queen's University, Canada Anna Westerståhl Stenport is Associate Professor of Scandinavian Studies and Media and Cinema Studies, and Director of the European Union Center, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Review Quotes ""Gathering leading scholars across the three continents meeting in the Arctic, MacKenzie and Stenport open up the utopian, dystopian and heterotopian dimensions of Arctic film, a shimmering, crystalline view not only on the contest over the meanings of polar space, but onto the possibilities for reconceptualising world cinema."" -- Sean Cubitt, Goldsmiths, University of London About the Author Scott MacKenzie is Professor of Film and Media, Queen's University. His books include: Cinema and Nation (2000); Purity and Provocation: Dogma 95 (2003); Screening Québec (2004); The Perils of Pedagogy: The Works of John Greyson (2013); Film Manifestos and Global Cinema Cultures (2014); Films on Ice: Cinemas of the Arctic (2015); Arctic Environmental Modernities (2017); Arctic Cinemas and the Documentary Ethos (2019); and Process Cinema: Handmade Film in the Digital Age (2019). Anna Westerstahl Stenport is Professor and Chair of the School of Modern Languages at Georgia Institute of Technology. She has written extensively about Nordic cinema, media, visual cultures, culture, drama, and literature. She is the author of Nordic Film Classics: Lukas Moodysson's 'Show Me Love' (Washington, 2012) and co-editor of Films on Ice: Cinemas of the Arctic (with Scott MacKenzie, Edinburgh, 2015) and Arctic Cinemas and the Documentary Ethos (with Lilya Kaganovsky and Scott MacKenzie, Indiana, 2019)."

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