Introduction: A Dream Called Rome

  • Aidan Power
Part of the Palgrave European Film and Media Studies book series (PEFMS)


This introductory chapter calls for a fresh appraisal of European science fiction cinema, arguing that the genre has for too long been neglected in a European sphere. Beginning with an exploration of the science fictional nature of European integration—a project with utopian ideals that emerged as a response to the dystopian horrors of the Second World War—the chapter then turns to European science fiction cinema itself, which, it argues, has undergone a major resurgence in the twenty-first century, in keeping with the myriad crises to have assailed the European Union during this period.


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  • Aidan Power
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  1. 1.University College CorkCorkIreland

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