The Meaning of Small Things: Everyday Drama and History from Below
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This chapter analyzes the relation between macro-history, the big historical events and structures, and micro-history, the everyday lives of people and families and how history influences them. The chapter is based on a comparative analysis of Edgar Reitz’s famous international success Heimat – Eine Deutsche Chronik (1984, here called Heimat 1) and Peter Moffat’s English series The Village (I–II, 2013–2014), which the writer-director himself has called ‘a British Heimat’. The two series are placed in a theoretical context of ordinary life studies, but the way they frame history and the potential point of reception they create to historical events is also discussed from a cognitive memory perspective. The comparative analysis points to similarities between the two series, but also clear differences.
|Title of host publication||Palgrave European Film and Media Studies|
|Number of pages||36|
|Publisher||Springer Science and Business Media B.V.|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|
|Series||Palgrave European Film and Media Studies|
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