Sensing Film: Body, Genre, Audience (http://www.ncl.ac.uk/crif/sfc/conference.htm)
Wednesday 18 April 2007/Institut Français (Salon), 17 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, London SW7 2DT. Tel: 020 7073 1350
We are grateful for the continued and very generous support of the Institut Français
Papers will be pre-circulated. Each panel will begin with the Chair positioning the context for the papers (5-10 mins). Then the two speakers will have 10-15 mins to present their arguments as a series of open issues to be debated. The remaining 45 mins will be devoted to round-table discussion and debate, during which we hope that most of those attending will be able to participate.
If you would like to attend and receive pre-circulated papers, please send a cheque to Susan Hayward, Studies in French Cinema, Department of Film Studies, Queen's Building, University of Exeter, Exeter EX4 4QH. If you have any enquries, please contact: [log in to unmask] [Tel: 00 44 (0)1392 264 342]. Fees are £10 for SFC members, £15 for non-members, and £5 for student or unwaged. The fee does NOT include refreshments or lunch. Delegates are welcome to use the café of the Institut or the restaurants/bars in the surrounding area for refreshments/lunch. There are many hotels in South Kensington for delegates staying overnight.
10.00-11.30 SESSION ONE: Senses, Bodies, Desires - explorations of the haptic
Nadine Boljkovac, Cambridge University, UK: 'Affective encounters, desire beyond sight'
Jennie Cousins, University of Exeter, UK: 'Eurotrash: the Five Elements of Jean-Paul Gaultier's Costume Design'
Jonathon Driskell, King's College London, UK: 'The female "metaphysical" body in Poetic Realist film'
Emily Fox-Kales, 'Fat Girl: Erotic Bodies and Primal Fantasies Re-visited'
12.00-13.30 SESSION TWO: Technologies of film and the body
Stephen Forcer, University of Birmingham, UK: 'Machine tournez vite: bodies, technology and time in Dada film'
Markos Hadjioannou, King's College London, UK: 'How Does the Digital Matter? Visions of Embodiment in Digital Cinema'
Cristina Johnston, University of Stirling, UK: 'Transatlantic Masculinities: Jean Reno, Vincent Cassel, and Lambert Wilson in Contemporary Hollywood Film'
Richard Neupert, University of Georgia, USA: 'Kirikou and the Animated Figure / Body'
14.30-16.00 SESSION THREE: The Body of Film
Greg Hainge, University of Queensland, Australia: 'The (Concrete) Body of the Film(maker): Immanent Cinema, the Senses, Nonsense and Focus in Philippe Grandrieux's Visual Planes'
Joseph Mai, Clemson University, USA: 'Body-camera: the work of touch in the Dardenne Brothers' cinema'
Alex Ramon, University of Reading, UK: 'Dealing With Desire, Or "A Way Of Touching With The Eyes": Spectatorship, Identity and Corporeality in the Films of François Ozon'
Hunter Vaughn, Oxford University, UK: 'What is the body of film?'
16.30-18.00 SESSION FOUR: Claire Denis
Laura McMahon, Cambridge University, UK: 'The Withdrawal of Touch: Denis, Nancy and L'Intrus'
Elizabeth Newton, University of Leeds, UK: 'The Phenomenology of Desire: Claire Denis' Vendredi Soir'
Sebastian Scholz and Hanna Surma, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany: 'Exceeding the Limits of Representation: Screen and/as Skin in Claire Denis' Trouble Every Day (2001)'
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