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Cultural Studies paper by Csenkey, Kristen (all papers)
Landscapes of Loneliness in Benedek Fliegauf’s Tejút
Tejút (2007) or “Milky Way” (dir. Benedek Fliegauf) subtlety captures the essence of loneliness caused by the detachment between humans and nature. Framing the landscape is important in showing this disconnection and isolation. In this paper, I provide a synopsis of the film through a breakdown of the highlighted landscapes, explore the chronology, and interpret the further meaning of this disconnection and breakdown of society. In Tejút, humans must navigate the artificial world they have created for themselves and take with it the unsettling aspects of man-made life. This paper provides a new interpretation of a modern Hungarian film.
Brief Professional Bio:
Kristen Csenkey is a PhD Candidate in Social Anthropology at York University (Toronto) with graduate diplomas in German & European Studies and Refugee & Migration Studies. Her research focuses on political identities and nationalism among the Hungarian Diaspora in Canada. Csenkey is also interested in exploring issues of identity in Hungarian literature. She has founded a number of student organizations at the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, Munk School of Global Affairs, organized conferences, and is involved in other aspects of Hungarian Studies research.