Document Type

Essay - Chapman Access Only

Publication Date

Spring 5-3-2019


"A case study of the Czechoslovak New Wave and New Hollywood compares the functioning of cinematic movements under Communist and Capitalist societies. The period of the 1960s-70s in which these movements take place is emblematic of the shift from modernist to postmodernist structuring of society, which will be analyzed through the framework of Frederic Jameson, Alain Badiou, and Jean Baudrillard."


Maddie Gwinn won First Place in the 2019 Kevin and Tam Ross Undergraduate Research Prize for her essay about how the Czech New Wave and New Hollywood cinema are defined by their agency in preserving and prescribing cultural meaning across their societies while being bound to their economic systems. This essay is the original scholarship that emerged from that research.

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