Title

Travel in Greek Cinema of the 1990s

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2015

Journal / Book Title

Journal of Modern Greek Studies

Abstract

Travel narratives in Greek cinema of the 1990s chronicled the shifting perceptions of Greece’s role in Europe and the Balkans. Their figuration of internal exile expressed the disenfranchisements wrought by European convergence, while their depiction of travel to other Balkan countries signaled a renewed engagement with Greece’s regional responsibilities and multicultural heritage. Viewing these films through the lens of Greek cultural theory, this essay addresses how their representation of cinematic space negotiates competing European and Balkan paradigms of Greek national identity.

DOI

10.1353/mgs.2015.0022

Journal ISSN / Book ISBN

0738-1727

Published Citation

Lykidis, Alex. "Travel in Greek Cinema of the 1990s." Journal of Modern Greek Studies, vol. 33 no. 2, 2015, pp. 345-364. Project MUSE, doi:10.1353/mgs.2015.0022

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