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About Far Flung Families in Film:

Publications on the diasporic family in cinema

The findings of this research will be published in a monograph entitled Far-flung Families in Film: The Diasporic Family in Contemporary European Cinema, under contract with Edinburgh University Press. This book will provide original analyses of diasporic feature films that offer sustained discussions of the family, including such well-known examples as Bend It Like Beckham and East is East, as well as productions confined to the art house and film festival circuits: Le thé au harem d’ArchimèdeLa graine et le mulletBullet Boy and Die Fremde. Internationally significant Hollywood and Bollywood films in which the diasporic family takes centre stage provide further comparative contexts and reference points.

Forthcoming articles and book chapters:

‘"Seeing everything with different eyes": The diasporic optic in Fatih Akin's Head-On (2004)',  New Directions in German Cinema, eds. Paul Cooke and Chris Homewood, London and New York: I.B. Tauris, 2011, pp. 235-251.

'My big fat Turkish wedding: From culture clash to romcom’, Turkish German Cinema, eds. Sabine Hake and Barbara Mennel, Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books (forthcoming 2012)

'Queering the family of nation: Reassessing fantasies of purity, celebrating hybridity in diasporic cinema', Transnational Cinemas, 2:2 (2011), pp. 129-146. 

Related previous publications on the diasporic family:

‘From Turkish greengrocer to drag queen: reassessing patriarchy in recent Turkish German coming-of-age films’, New Cinemas, special issue on Turkish German Dialogues on Screen, ed. Daniela Berghahn, 7:1, 2009, pp. 55-69.

‘No place like home? Or impossible homecomings in the films of Fatih Akin’, New Cinemas, 4:3, 2006, pp. 141-157.


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