Images of a nation. A multi-methodological historical research on policy and nation-building in Flemish feature films

01 October 2010 → 30 September 2014
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Other economics and business
    • Law
    • Citizenship, immigration and political inequality
    • International and compartive politics
    • Multilevel governance
    • National politics
    • Political behaviour
    • Political organisations and institutions
    • Political theory and methodology
    • Public administration
    • Other political science
    • Communication sciences
    • Journalism and professional writing
    • Media studies
    • Other media and communications
film policy film identity state government nation
Project description

This PhD proposal analyses practices of nation-building in Flemish feature films, with a special focus upon the role played by film policy since 1964. The research proposal is consistent with international research and literature on the role of media in the construction of ‘nations’, and is innovative in this field by integrating film policy.