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    Jinsoo An

    Chapter from the book: An, J. 2018. Parameters of Disavowal: Colonial Representation in South Korean Cinema.


    The introduction underscores the stringent limit or curtailment of visuality that conditions the representation of colonialism on screen. It highlights the critical neglect of these limits in postcolonial criticism and stresses its linkage to the Cold War culture. The chapter compares colonial and postcolonial films to emphasize the latter’s strategies and forms of disavowal and appropriation of the colonial visuality. The configuration of the colonial space in such representations is especially significant for understanding the differences between the two periods. The introduction ends with a summary of each of the ensuing chapters.

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    An, J. 2018. Introduction. In: An, J, Parameters of Disavowal. California: University of California Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1525/luminos.51.a

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    Published on June 8, 2018


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