Spring 2011 Colloquium: Film and Intertextuality

Friday, February 11, 2011 - 2:00pm
Friday, March 11, 2011 - 2:00pm
Friday, April 8, 2011 - 2:00pm
Friday, April 22, 2011 - 2:00pm
Tawes 3132

Course Numbers: SLLC698I / CMLT788A / HIST819V

The theme for Spring 2011 will be “Film and Intertextuality.” The topics for the individual sessions will consider how the study of film intersects with the study of related fields outside of film—in particular, other media. The topics are as follows. The first session uses examples from a variety of films as the basis for a discussion of how the important parameter of music functions in film; readings address the history and theory of film music. In the second session, we will consider the question of the cinema of poetry, focusing on how the poetic nature of cinematic images functions and speaks beyond the immediately perceptible pictures and logos. The third session will discuss the relation between film and new media—whether the institution of cinema has fundamentally changed with the advent of new media and digital technology, to the point that we're now in a post-cinematic age, and how or why specifically this change has occurred. The final session considers the relationship between films and historical texts.

Fridays, 2:00 PM.

Session 1: (Postponed, Date TBA) Friday, February 11, 2:00 PM:
Introduction; Film Music: Paradigms of a Cinematic Parameter
led by Peter Beicken, School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Session 2:
Film and Poetry
led by Eric Zakim, School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Session 3: (Hornbake Nonprint Media Library)
Cinema and New Media
led by Orrin Wang, Dept. of English and Comparative Literature

Session 4:
Film and the Historical Text
led by Saverio Giovacchini, Dept. of History