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In Person: Reenactment in Postwar and Contemporary Cinema

Ivone Margulies


In Person: Reenactment in Postwar and Contemporary Cinema delineates a new performative genre based on replay and self-awareness. The book argues that in-person reenactment, an actual person reenacting her past on camera, departs radically from other modes of mimetic reconstruction. In Person theorizes this figure’s protean temporality and revisionist capabilities, and it considers its import in terms of social representativity and exemplarity. Close readings of select, historicized examples define an alternate, confessional-performative vein to understand the self-reflexive nature of postwar ... More

Keywords: reenactment, posttraumatic testimonials, parajuridical, exemplarity, self-reflexive, neorealism, cinema verité, a-filiation, role-play, belatedness, transmission

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190496821
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190496821.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ivone Margulies, author
Professor of Film, Hunter College