The Multilingual Screen: New Reflections on Cinema and Linguistic Difference

The Multilingual Screen: New Reflections on Cinema and Linguistic Difference

By: Lisa Patti (editor), Tijana Mamula (editor)Paperback

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The Multilingual Screen is the first edited volume to offer a wide-ranging exploration of the place of multilingualism in cinema, investigating the ways in which linguistic difference and exchange have shaped, and continue to shape, the medium's history. Moving across a vast array of geographical, historical, and theoretical contexts-from Japanese colonial filmmaking to the French New Wave to contemporary artists' moving image-the essays collected here address the aesthetic, political, and industrial significance of multilingualism in film production and reception. In grouping these works together, The Multilingual Screen discerns and emphasizes the areas of study most crucial to forging a renewed understanding of the relationship between cinema and language diversity. In particular, it reassesses the methodologies and frameworks that have influenced the study of filmic multilingualism to propose that its force is also, and perhaps counterintuitively, a silent one. While most studies of the subject have explored linguistic difference as a largely audible phenomenon-manifested through polyglot dialogues, or through the translation of monolingual dialogues for international audiences-The Multilingual Screen traces some of its unheard histories, contributing to a new field of inquiry based on an attentiveness to multilingualism's work beyond the soundtrack.

About Author

Tijana Mamula teaches film studies at John Cabot University in Rome, Italy. She is the author of Cinema and Language Loss: Displacement, Visuality and the Filmic Image (2013). Lisa Patti is an Assistant Professor in the Media and Society Program at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, USA. She is the co-author of Film Studies: A Global Introduction (2015).


Acknowledgements Introduction Tijana Mamula(John Cabot University, Rome, Italy) and Lisa Patti (Hobart and William Smith Colleges, USA) Part 1 Theories 1 Translating the Academe: Conceptualizing the Transnational in Film and Media Masha Salazkina (Concordia University, Canada) 2 Seven Types of Multilingualism: Or, Wim Wenders Enfilms Pina Bausch David Gramling (University of Arizona, USA) 3 Post-anthropocentric Multilingualism in Contemporary Artists' Moving Image: An Interview with T.J. Demos Tijana Mamula (John Cabot University, Rome, Italy) 4 Cinephilia as Multilingualism in The Artist (2011) and Blancanieves (2012) Mary Harrod (University of Warwick, UK) Part 2 Aesthetics 5 The Gift of Languages: Notes on Multilingualism in Experimental Cinema Erik Bullot (Ecole nationale superieure d'art and The European School of Visual Arts, France) 6 Exile and the "Languages" of Color: 1960s European Cinema, Multilingualism, and Ontological Hesitation Paul Coates (University of Western Ontario, Canada) 7 The Word in Pasolini's Cinema Gian Piero Brunetta (University of Padova, Italy) 8 West African Francophone Cinema and the Mysteries of Language: From Ideological Struggle to Aesthetic Shudder James S. Williams (Royal Holloway, University of London, UK) Part 3 Histories 9 Language in Motion: The Sign Talk Films of Hugh Lenox Scott and Richard Sanderville Brian Hochman (Georgetown University, USA) 10 Poorly Timed Campaigns: Versions, Dubbing, Subtitles Juan Piqueras (Film critic and theorist, Spain) 11 The Multilingual New Wave Alison Smith (University of Liverpool, UK) 12 Language and National Identity in New Tunisian Cinema: Moufida Tlatli's The Silences of the Palace (1994) and Ferid Boughedir's A Summer in La Goulette (1996) Robert Lang (University of Hartford, USA) 13 Cinema of Reindividuation and Cultural Extraterritoriality: "Chinese" Dialect Cinemas and Regional Politics Victor Fan (King's College London, UK) Part 4 Politics 14 Empire, Language and Nationhood: Japanese Colonial Cinema in Korea and Manchuria Kate Taylor-Jones (Sheffield University, UK) 15 Star Talk: Anna May Wong's Scriptural Orientalism and Poly-phonic (Dis-)play Yiman Wang (University of California, Santa Cruz, USA) 16 Out of Many, One: The Dual Monolingualism of Contemporary Flemish Cinema Jaap Verheul (New York University, USA) 17 Multilingualism and Indigenous Cinema in Northeast India: The Case of Kokborok Language Films Mara Matta (University of Rome "La Sapienza," Italy) 18 Programming Latin American Cinema in the US: An Interview with Carlos A. Gutierrez Lisa Patti (Hobart and William Smith Colleges, USA) Contributors Index

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  • ISBN13: 9781501302879
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 384
  • ID: 9781501302879
  • weight: 576
  • ISBN10: 1501302876

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