Academic journal article Framework

Editorial

Academic journal article Framework

Editorial

Article excerpt

This double volume, Framework 581 & 2, houses a collection of essays and interviews that looks at issues that may seem peripheral but, in fact, are shown to have a dynamic place in culture. The opening essay, Rosalind Galt's "The Animal Logic of Contemporary Greek Cinema," argues that the use of animals, either real or enacted, in a number of current Greek films reflects, as she describes it, "subjectivity, power, and social relations." In many ways the separate parts of Framework 58 look at culture in the same light. French cinema's active "margins" are discussed in electrifying detail, in the dossier French Cinema at the Margins: Forgotten Sites, Practices, and Discourses, 1920-1960, guest edited by Eric Smoodin, covering subjects around cine-clubs, education, documentary, and more. A second dossier, The Fan as Doppelgänger, guest edited by Anupama Kapse and Meheli Sen, centers on a single film, the 2016 Fan, directed by Maneesh Sharma and starring India's superstar, Shah Rukh Khan. …

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