This title enriches our understanding of the cinema's role in the cultural identity formations of post-World War II Europe. It consists of original research and in-depth analyses of cinema as explorations of historical, cultural and national borders. To our knowledge, there are no books that explore the theme using this wide a variety of multidisciplinary approaches. "Frontiers of Screen History" provides an insightful exploration into the depiction and imagination of European borders in cinema after World War II. While films have explored national and political borders, they have also attempted to identify, challenge, and imagine frontiers of another kind: social, ethnic, religious, and gendered. The book investigates all these perspectives. Its unique focus on the representation of European borders and frontiers via film is groundbreaking, opening up a new field of research and scholarly discussion. The exceptional variety of national and cultural perspectives provides a rewarding investigation of borders and frontiers.
Raita Merivirta and Kimmo Ahonen are research fellows in the Department of General History at the University of Turku, Finland, where Heta Mulari and Rami Mahka are research fellows in the Department of Cultural History. "