Spring 2014 is the semester of the Essay Film!
Save the date: April 4-5, 2014
The Filmmaker's Voice: The Essay Film and the Circulation of Ideas Symposium
Special Screening: Jean-Luc Godard's Histoire(s) du cinéma (1988-98)
Thursday March 6th, 2014 | 2pm-6:30pm | Hornbake Nonprint Media Services Library Room E | 266 min.
In supplement to the Spring 2014 Graduate Colloquium on Essay Film, we are screening Jean-Luc Godard's monumental series Histoire(s) du cinéma in its entirety. Refreshments will be provided.
Instructors: Eric Zakim and Luka Arsenjuk
From a situation of relative neglect, the essay film has in recent years been resurrected as one of the most theoretically interesting cinematic genres. Distinct from narrative and documentary filmmaking, and somehow tied to the histories of modern literature and philosophy, the essay film seems to hold a promise for a radically new cinematic treatment of the questions of subjectivity, its thought and relationship to the world, and has been seen by many as offering a whole set of alternative aesthetic operations, through which the exhausted capacities of cinema might (once more) be reinvigorated.
Graduate students interested in Film Studies from any program or department in the College of Arts and Humanities are welcome.
2:00-4:00 p.m. in Hornbake Nonprint Media Services Library Room H
Note: In light of UMD's closure for weather on February 14, a meeting for March 14th has been added
February 14; February 28; March 14; April 4 (attending the Essay Film Symposium); April 18
For more information, see the full description here.