Henri Langlois began collecting prints of films in the 1920s, and in 1935 he founded the Cinematheque Francaise, the legendary film library and screening room in Paris. This is an analysis of Henri Langlois, his passion for films, and his contribution to film history.
In this study, Dominick LaCapra offers a broad-ranging, critical enquiry into the problem of trauma, notably with respect to major historical events. In a series of interlocking essays, he explores theoretical and literary-critical attempts to come to terms with trauma.
Relations between Europe and America have become contentious, fuelled by the post-9/11 unilateral and pre-emptive tone of US foreign policy and old fears of American hegemony. The author argues that this increasing mistrust prevents constructive dialogue and action and threatens world stability.