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Feeling Revolution: Cinema, Genre, and the Politics of Affect under Stalin

Anna Toropova

Abstract

Stalin-era cinema was a technology of emotional and affective education. The filmmakers of the period were called on to help forge the emotions and affects that befitted the New Soviet Person—ranging from happiness and victorious laughter to hatred for enemies. Feeling Revolution: Cinema, Genre, and the Politics of Affectunder Stalin shows how the Soviet film industry’s efforts to find an emotionally resonant language that could speak to a mass audience came to centre on the development of a distinctively ‘Soviet’ genre system. Its case studies of specific film genres, including the production ... More

Keywords: Soviet cinema, emotion, feeling, genre, affect, Stalinism, Soviet culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198831099
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198831099.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anna Toropova, author
Wellcome Trust Research Fellow, University of Nottingham