Cinema and History

Friday, April 29, 2011 - 8:15am
St. Mary's Hall (Language House) Multipurpose Room

The Graduate Field Committee in Film Studies is proud to present its first Cinema Symposium at the University of Maryland. The theme for this event will be the intersection of film and history. This event is free and open to the public.

The guest speakers' papers will be distributed online for interested members of the University of Maryland community in early April. If you would like to request access to the symposium papers please contact Brian Real.

Please click here for a flyer for the event.


Speakers and presentation topics:

8:15
Breakfast

9:00
Welcome
Charles Caramello, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Graduate School
James Harris, Dean of the College of Arts & Humanities

9:30
Masha Salazkina, Assistant Professor, Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Concordia University
Traveling Film Theory and Institutional Spaces of Cinema: Towards a Transnational History of Film Cultures
Discussion led by Paul Cote, Department of English

10:45
Break

11:00
Giorgio Bertellini, Associate Professor, Screen Arts & Cultures, Department of Romance Languages and Literature, University of Michigan
Valentino and Mussolini in 1920s America
Discussion led by Stephen Duncan, Department of History

12:15
Lunch

1:30
Sabine Hake, Professor and Texas Chair of German Literature and Culture at the University of Texas at Austin
Resistance to the Resistance: De-Nazification and Democratization in 1950s West German Cinema
Discussion led by Christina Larocco, Department of History

2:45
Break

3:00
James Chandler, Barbara E. & Richard J. Franke Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Cinema & Media Studies, University of Chicago
The Politics of Style: Neil Jordan's Michael Collins and Ken Loach's The Wind that Shakes the Barley
Discussion led by Henrike Lehnguth, Department of American Studies

4:30-6:00
Reception