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Black Suns and a Bright Planet: Melancholia

Thomas Elsaesser

in Politics, Theory, and Film: Critical Encounters with Lars von Trier

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190600181
eISBN:
9780190600211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190600181.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

This chapter uses Melancholia as a case study for two related issues. First, it aligns a typically European “sense of an ending”—about the sustainability of a certain way of life—with epochal shifts ... More


The Inescapable Past: The Politics of Memory in Post-Communist Bulgaria

Venelin I. Ganev

in Twenty Years After Communism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199375134
eISBN:
9780199375165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199375134.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

The commemorative events that marked the twentieth anniversary of 1989 in Bulgaria led to rhetorical clashes over the meaning of the ouster of communist dictator Todor Zhivkov. This form of political ... More


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