Condee 2009 Rape

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Author: Nancy Condee

Title: Veronika fuses out

Subtitle: Rape and medium specificity in The Cranes are Flying

Journal: Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema

Volume: 3

Issue: 2

Year: August 2009

Pages: 173-183

ISSN: 1750-3132 – Find a Library: WordCat | eISSN: 1750-3140 – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: English

Keywords: 20th Century | Russian History | Representations: Films / The Cranes are Flying



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Author: Nancy Condee, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of PittsburghWikipedia

Abstract: »How might Soviet cinema – as medium, rather than as a true image of the real world – constitute sexual desire? This speculative question encounters formidable foundational barriers; both the mimetic requirements of socialist realism as such and the fraught topic of sexual desire militate against constructing an answer. Taking Mikhail Kalatozov's The Cranes are Flying as the basis of its discussion, the research explores where we might look in Soviet cinema to find sexual desire not as image – governed by conventional norms of representational accuracy – but instead coded more cautiously as a practice of medium specificity – violating, as it were, one set of codes while preserving the decorum of another.« (Source: Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema)

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