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Sheila Skaff

Sheila Skaff is an assistant professor of film studies at the University of Texas at El Paso.

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Listed in: Nationalism · Film and Video - History and Criticism · European History · Polish and Polish-American Studies · Poland · Media Studies

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The Law of the Looking Glass
Cinema in Poland, 1896–1939
By Sheila Skaff

The Law of the Looking Glass: Cinema in Poland, 1896–1939 reveals the complex relationship between nationhood, national language, and national cinema in Europe before World War II. Author Sheila Skaff describes how the major issues facing the region before World War I, from the relatively slow pace of modernization to the desire for national sovereignty, shaped local practices in film production, exhibition, and criticism.

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