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Studies in French Cinema News: Book launch London 28 May


The Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies, University of London, and the
Centre for Research on Migration, Refugees and Belonging, University of East
London, are delighted to invite you to the launch of

Screening Strangers: Migration and Diaspora in  Contemporary European Cinema
by Yosefa Loshitzky

28 May, 6 pm - Room 22/26, Senate House

Book launch with a keynote by Professor Ginette Vincendeau (King's College
London), and featuring a conversation between Professor Yosefa Loshitzky and
the film director Jasmin Dizdar, illustrated by clips from his film Beautiful
People (1999)

Followed by a wine reception

Copies of the volume will be available at a special launch discount

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About the book:

Yosefa Loshitzky challenges the utopian notion of a post-national "New
Europe" by focusing on the waves of migrants and refugees that some view as a
potential threat to European identity, a concern heightened by the rhetoric
of the war on terror, the London Underground bombings, and the riots in
Paris's banlieues. Opening a cinematic window onto this struggle, Loshitzky
determines patterns in the representation and negotiation of European
identity in several European films from the late 20th and early 21st
centuries, including Bernardo Bertolucci's Besieged, Stephen Frears's Dirty
Pretty Things, Mathieu Kassovitz's La Haine, and Michael Winterbottom's In
This World, Code 46, and The Road to Guantanamo.


"Loshitzky makes the crucial link between the political screening of new
immigrants by European governments and societies with the cinematic screening
of these immigrants by European directors, all the while offering sensitive
and thick readings of the films." Hamid Naficy, author of An Accented Cinema:
Exilic and Diasporic Filmmaking

"Written in a clear, concise, and engaging style, [this book] will appeal to
both students and scholars of world cinema." Frank Tomasulo, Florida State

More information at

Phil Powrie
Professor of Cinema Studies
Dean Designate of the Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences
University of Surrey

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