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The Imperial Trace: Recent Russian Cinema

Nancy Condee


Taking recent Russian cinema as its investigative field, this volume sets out to do two things. First, it argues for an analysis that accounts for Russia’s imperial preoccupations, rather than for categories of nationhood less suited to its dominant historical mode. Second, the volume suggests that the analysis move beyond an inventory of images toward conjectural questions about conditions of representation and production. Is the analysis limited to narrative evidence or is the imperial trace evident in more embedded ways, in conditions of production, patterns figured differently from Anderso ... More

Keywords: Russian cinema, Soviet film, empire, nation, Nikita Mikhalkov, Aleksandr Sokurov, Aleksei Balabanov, Kira Muratova, postcolonial theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195366761
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366761.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nancy Condee, author
Slavic and Film Studies faculty at the University of Pittsburgh
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