Ana Grgić: Early Cinema, Modernity and Visual Culture. The Imaginary of the Balkans

Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2021, ISBN 9789463728300, 278 p.

  • Delia Enyedi Babes-Bolyai Unievrsity
Keywords: early cinema, silent cinema, modernity, Balkans, Balkanisation, orientalism, exoticism, modernisation, travelling cinemas, film heritage, imperialism, self-exoticism

Abstract

In her new book Early Cinema, Modernity and Visual Culture. The Imaginary of the Balkans, Ana Grgić defines the region as a cultural entity captured at the turn of the twentieth century – a period marked by the culture of modernity sweeping Europe and the emergence of the moving pictures. This methodological approach contributes to breaking a longstanding tradition in the field of early and silent cinema studies focused on the ‘national’.

Published
2022-11-10
How to Cite
Enyedi, D. (2022). Ana Grgić: Early Cinema, Modernity and Visual Culture. The Imaginary of the Balkans: Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2021, ISBN 9789463728300, 278 p. Apparatus. Film, Media and Digital Cultures of Central and Eastern Europe, (15). https://doi.org/10.17892/app.2022.00015.321