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Contemporary European Science Fiction Cinemas

  • Aidan Power

Part of the Palgrave European Film and Media Studies book series (PEFMS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Where Is Europe? National and European Science Fiction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Aidan Power
      Pages 3-27
    3. Aidan Power
      Pages 53-90
  3. Contagion! Responding to the Financial Crisis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Aidan Power
      Pages 93-138
    3. Aidan Power
      Pages 139-159
  4. Shut the Gates! Scorched Earth, Fortress Continent

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
  5. Another Planet: Hollywood SF Production in Europe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. Aidan Power
      Pages 221-247
  6. Beyond Europe?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249
    2. Aidan Power
      Pages 251-260
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 261-267

About this book

Introduction

Contemporary European Science Fiction Cinemas charts the evolution of European science fiction cinema in the 21st century, a period in which Europe itself has faced myriad crises. Key to this study is an exploration of how European science fiction responds to prevalent issues such as the financial crisis, political extremism and violence, large-scale migration and indeed the potential breakup of the European Union itself. What futures does science fiction cinema envision for Europe? Is it capable of moving beyond dystopian visions of a continent beset by seemingly omnipresent turbulence? Emphasising science fiction’s unique ability to estrange, exploit and reflect upon popular concerns, this book directly engages with such questions, accounting for ongoing mutations in the very nature of the European project as it does so.

Keywords

Dystopia Europe crisis film science fiction 21st century extremism EU financial crisis cinema politics

Authors and affiliations

  • Aidan Power
    • 1
  1. 1.University College CorkCorkIreland

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