From Polish Romanticism to Poland’s Europeanisation: The Cultural Meanings and the Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Migration in the Modern Age

  • Kris Van HeuckelomEmail author
Part of the Palgrave European Film and Media Studies book series (PEFMS)


This chapter offers a historical and theoretical framework for the chronologically ordered Chapters 3–7. It provides, first of all, an in-depth discussion of Polish migrations and their long-standing cultural resonance (in Poland itself and abroad). The chapter then highlights some key concepts used throughout the book—nostalgia, modernisation, Europeanisation—and introduces the notion of “close Otherness” as a connecting thread throughout the analytical chapters.


Migration Poland European cinema Migrant cinema Nostalgia Modernisation Europeanisation Eastern Europe 


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  1. 1.University of LeuvenLeuvenBelgium

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