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dc.contributor.authorHiltunen, Kaisa
dc.contributor.authorSääskilahti, Nina
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-05T09:15:04Z
dc.date.available2017-04-05T09:15:04Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationHiltunen, K., & Sääskilahti, N. (2017). Post memory and cinematic affect in The Midwife. <i>Journal of Aesthetics and Culture</i>, <i>9</i>(1), Article 1273594. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1080/20004214.2016.1273594" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.1080/20004214.2016.1273594</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_26933618
dc.identifier.otherTUTKAID_73408
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/53496
dc.description.abstractThe Second World War has proved a rich source of inspiration for fiction films worldwide. The Finnish fiction film The Midwife (Kätilö, Antti J. Jokinen, 2015) is aimed at an international audience with a story that takes place in the context of the Lapland War in Finland in 1944. The film tells of a romantic relationship between a local woman and a member of the German army, in a highly affective manner. This article argues that the film downplays elements that might have interested the national, or local, audience, and that it privileges affect over knowledge. To bring out the film’s transnational character, the article begins by analysing it in the context of national, or local, and global influences and argues that the film’s decontextualised, deterritorialised, and denationalised nature can be a result of its desire to appeal to a wide audience; yet a set of tensions and paradoxes are identified that bring out the complexities of the local–global nexus. The article goes on to ask whether the affectivity emphasised in The Midwife could have been a means to produce a story that communicates across borders. The article also explores whether affectivity can be a way to create a meaningful connection to the past in the current era of post memory (Aleida Assmann). Analysis of the film’s aesthetic and narrative devices is combined with cultural analysis of the contemporary memory and media culture and its global flows.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis; Co-Action Publishing
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of Aesthetics and Culture
dc.subject.otherKätilö
dc.subject.otherSuomi
dc.subject.otherLappi
dc.subject.otherThe Midwife
dc.subject.otherFinnish cinema
dc.subject.otheraffects
dc.subject.otherpost memory
dc.subject.otherlocal
dc.subject.otherglobal
dc.titlePost memory and cinematic affect in The Midwife
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201704031865
dc.contributor.laitosMusiikin, taiteen ja kulttuurin tutkimuksen laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Music, Art and Culture Studiesen
dc.contributor.oppiaineNykykulttuurin tutkimusfi
dc.contributor.oppiaineTaidekasvatusfi
dc.contributor.oppiaineContemporary Cultureen
dc.contributor.oppiaineArt Educationen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.date.updated2017-04-03T09:15:10Z
dc.type.coarjournal article
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.relation.issn2000-4214
dc.relation.numberinseries1
dc.relation.volume9
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© 2017 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.
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dc.subject.ysoelokuvat
dc.subject.ysotoinen maailmansota
dc.subject.ysomuistaminen
dc.subject.ysoLapin sota
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jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p8900
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p20846
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p8902
dc.rights.urlhttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.relation.doi10.1080/20004214.2016.1273594


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© 2017 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.
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