The  ‘White’ Mask and the ‘Gypsy’ Mask in Film
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Mladenova, Radmila: The ‘White’ Mask and the ‘Gypsy’ Mask in Film, Heidelberg: Heidelberg University Publishing, 2022 (Interdisciplinary Studies in Antigypsyism – Book series initiated by the Research Centre on Antigypsyism, Band 3). https://doi.org/10.17885/heiup.989

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Published 19.05.2022.

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Radmila Mladenova

The ‘White’ Mask and the ‘Gypsy’ Mask in Film

Interdisciplinary Studies in Antigypsyism – Book series initiated by the Research Centre on Antigypsyism

The study ventures into a topic that has been so far largely neglected in film studies: the ‘gypsy’ phantasm on the big screen. It reconstructs the history of ‘gypsy’ representations in film since the birth of the medium providing a systematic film-theoretical analysis of their aesthetic and social functions. Based on a corpus of over 150 works from European and US cinema, it is shown that ‘gypsy’-themed feature films share the pattern of an ‘ethno-racial’ masquerade, irrespective of the place and time of their origin. The author thus expands the research, concentrated until now in the field of literature, with another art form, film, opening up new dimensions of (popular) cultural antigypsyism.

 

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Table of Contents
Preface
Acknowledgements
Abstract
1 Two Masks, One Cultural Consciousness. Theoretical Background
2 On the Film Corpus
3 The Literary Motif of Child-stealing ‘Gypsies’ and Silent Film
4 The Phenomenon of ‘Gypsy’-themed Films and Their Technology of Truth Production
5 Production Set-up ‘Gypsy’-themed Films Paralleled to Blackface Minstrelsy Shows
6 Content Analysis of the ‘Gypsy’ Mask or the ‘Gypsy’ Mask as a Cluster of Attributes
7 Formal Analysis of the ‘Gypsy’ Mask or the ‘Gypsy’ Mask as a Set of Cinematographic Conventions and Devices
8 Claims to Truth and Authentication Strategies
9 The Functions of the ‘Gypsy’ Masquerade Staged in Film
10 Annexes
11 List of Illustrations
12 Filmography
13 Bibliography
14 Index of Persons and Works