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Images of Occupation: Wendy Burke’s Book Just Published

Posted by lostincci on June 2, 2017

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Congratulations to CMCI Research Associate Dr Wendy Burke on the publication of her book: Images of Occupation in Dutch Film: Memory, Myth, and the Cultural Legacy of War, just out with Amsterdam University Press.

The German occupation of the Netherlands during World War II left a lasting mark on Dutch memory and culture. This book is the first to explore depictions of that period in films made a generation later, between 1962 and 1986.

Dr Burke shows that as Dutch public opinion towards the war altered over the post-war decades, the historical trajectory of Dutch recovery and reconstruction-political, economic, and, most complicated of all, psychological-came to be revealed, often unconsciously, in the films of the period.

The book is based on research she did as a PhD student in CMCI under the supervision of Professor Richard Howells. For further details, go to: http://en.aup.nl/books/9789089648549-images-of-occupation-in-dutch-film.html

 

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