The aim of the article is to discuss Jasmila Žbanić’s Esma’s Secret (Grbavica, 2006), On the Path (Na Putu, 2010) and For Those Who Can Tell No Tales (Za one koji ne mogu da govore, 2013) as a trilogy addressing the consequences of Bosnian War. The films are considered in the theoretical framework of women’s cinema as world cinema, exploring their location in relation to globalization. The article hence analyses each film’s aesthetic in light of influential feminist concepts and theories such as Rey Chow’s age of the world target, Adriana Cavarero’s horrorism and caring, E Ann Kaplan’s trauma and Judith Butler’s ethics. In these films the violated body is neither victimized nor considered as a natural being: each character is a biopolitical subject, geo-culturally located, and produced through processes originating from dynamics of power and responsibility, guilt and care.

DE PASCALIS, I.A. (2016). The (In)Visibility of Violence: Jasmila Žbanić’s Post-war Cinema. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF WOMEN'S STUDIES, 23(4), 365-380 [10.1177/1350506816666313].

The (In)Visibility of Violence: Jasmila Žbanić’s Post-war Cinema

DE PASCALIS, ILARIA ANTONELLA
2016

Abstract

The aim of the article is to discuss Jasmila Žbanić’s Esma’s Secret (Grbavica, 2006), On the Path (Na Putu, 2010) and For Those Who Can Tell No Tales (Za one koji ne mogu da govore, 2013) as a trilogy addressing the consequences of Bosnian War. The films are considered in the theoretical framework of women’s cinema as world cinema, exploring their location in relation to globalization. The article hence analyses each film’s aesthetic in light of influential feminist concepts and theories such as Rey Chow’s age of the world target, Adriana Cavarero’s horrorism and caring, E Ann Kaplan’s trauma and Judith Butler’s ethics. In these films the violated body is neither victimized nor considered as a natural being: each character is a biopolitical subject, geo-culturally located, and produced through processes originating from dynamics of power and responsibility, guilt and care.
DE PASCALIS, I.A. (2016). The (In)Visibility of Violence: Jasmila Žbanić’s Post-war Cinema. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF WOMEN'S STUDIES, 23(4), 365-380 [10.1177/1350506816666313].
File in questo prodotto:
File Dimensione Formato  
The InVisibility of Violence POST PRINT.pdf

accesso aperto

Descrizione: Articolo accettato per la pubblicazione
Tipologia: Documento in Post-print
Licenza: DRM non definito
Dimensione 9.61 MB
Formato Adobe PDF
9.61 MB Adobe PDF Visualizza/Apri

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: http://hdl.handle.net/11590/313258
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus 0
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 0
social impact