ROMANIAN NEW CINEMA: REPRESENTING NATIONAL IDENTITIES IN A GLOBAL WORLD

Posted On Jul 23 2014 by

Since 1995, Romanian cinema has become one of the most visible and discussed phenomena in international film festivals and cinema journals. This phenomenon can be seen as a reaction to the nationalist, populist, and patriotic cinema: instead of focusing on the nationalist image of a glorious Romania(like in the communist era) they often focus on the dysfunctional or antagonistic relationship of Romaniawith the rest of world. This paper shows that many post-1990 movies depict the relationship between Romaniaand the world as a failed “graft”, Romanian society and the Romanians playing the role of a “foreign body” rejected by the others. …


ELEMENTS OF NATIONAL IDENTITY IN MIHAI EMINESCU’S JOURNALISTIC WORK AT “CURIERUL DE IAŞI”

Posted On Jul 27 2012 by

Whether we like it or not, we have to admit that the second half of the 19th century in Romanian culture and society is characterized by frequent anti-Semite attitudes. Mihai Eminescu’s activity as journalist at “Curierul de Iaşi” makes no exception. From his first article in this newspaper, Eminescu proves to be a competent journalist, fighting for the only “positive social class”, peasantry. His strong belief was that all the others benefit from the work of the peasants. That is why he frequently attacks politicians, lawyers, merchants, public officers, journalists or teachers, blaming them for wasting peasants’ hard work. As …