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FOR EVER GODARD

An International Conference on the Work of Jean-Luc Godard

TATE MODERN

London, 21-24 June 2001

For the last fifty years, Jean-Luc Godard's work in cinema and
video has innovated, provoked, and inspired. Since the completion
of HISTOIRE(S) DU CINEMA in 1998, Godard's name has returned
to the centre of debates about audio-visual art and culture,
especially regarding questions of history, technology, and the
future of cinema. This return provides the perfect opportunity for a
critical reassessment of Godard's entire corpus and its key role in
the history of cinema. Following on from the major retrospective of
the work of Godard and Anne-Marie Mieville at the National Film
Theatre in January-March 2001, this interdisciplinary conference
aims to reconsider and reevaluate Godard's unique artistic
achievement. We would welcome contributions that deal primarily
with Godard and Godard/Mieville's later works, or that propose new
ways of thinking about the earlier writings, films, and videos.
Proposals are invited both from well-established scholars and the
younger generation of critics, whether they are working in film and
television studies, art history, cultural studies, philosophy, music,
literature, or any other discipline. We would also like to see
contributions from practising artists and film-makers and would
therefore actively encourage forms of presentation other than the
traditional academic paper. All questions are open and ready for
debate. The following list of possible topics is suggestive rather
than exhaustive:

Autobiography
The Sacred
History
Love
Art
Sound
Science
Technology
Performance
Collaboration

Please send 400-word proposals BY MONDAY 18th SEPTEMBER
2000 to Dr Michael Witt, Department of Modern Languages,
University of Surrey Roehampton, Roehampton Lane, London
SW15 5PH, UK.

FAX: +44-(0)20-8392-3578
E-MAIL: [log in to unmask] (please send proposals
pasted into messages rather than as attachments)
WEBSITE: http://www.forevergodard.com

ORGANISERS: Michael Temple (Birkbeck College, University of
London), James Williams (University of Kent at Canterbury),
Michael Witt (University of Surrey Roehampton).

ADVISORY COMMITTEE: Andrew Brighton, Ian Christie, Jill
Forbes, Catherine Grant, Colin MacCabe, Paul McDonald, Laura
Mulvey, Jeremy Ridgman, Jonathan Rosenbaum, Hilary Smith.

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FOR EVER GODARD

Un Colloque International sur l'Oeuvre de Jean-Luc Godard

TATE MODERN

Londres, 21-24 juin 2001

Innover, provoquer, et inspirer: depuis cinquante ans telle est la
vocation de l'oeuvre de Jean-Luc Godard. Depuis la sortie
d'HISTOIRE(S) DU CINEMA en 1998, le nom de Godard revient au
centre du debat sur l'art audiovisuel et sa culture, surtout en ce qui
concerne les questions de l'histoire, de la technologie, et de l'avenir
du cinema. Ce retour en force nous semble etre le moment propice
pour reconsiderer son oeuvre entiere et sa presence incontournable
dans la creation contemporaine. Suite a la grande retrospective du
travail de Jean-Luc Godard et d'Anne-Marie Mieville qui aura lieu au
National Film Theatre a Londres en janvier-mars 2001, ce colloque
interdisciplinaire cherche a repenser et a reevaluer ce corpus
unique et pourtant exemplaire. Nous cherchons de preference des
interventions traitant du travail recent de Godard et de Godard-
Mieville et/ou proposant de nouvelles perspectives sur les oeuvres
diverses (ecrits, films, videos) des annees 50-80. Nous desirons
tout autant recevoir la participation de jeunes inconnus que de
specialistes renommes, toutes generations confondues, quelle que
soit la tendance intellectuelle: film et television, histoire de l'art,
cultural studies, philosophie, musique, litterature, etc. Nous
aimerions egalement qu'artistes et cineastes influences par Godard
nous proposent des interventions en format non-conventionnel
(photographique, audio-visuel, ou autre). Toutes les questions sont
bonnes a debattre, tous les debats sont a refaire. Les intervenants
non-anglophones seront les bienvenus. Voici quelques themes
possibles (purement a titre d'exemple):

Autoportrait
Le Sacre
Histoire
Amour
Art
Son
Science
Technique
Performance
Collaboration

Envoyez votre projet de communication (d'environ 400 mots)
AVANT LE 18 SEPTEMBRE 2000 a Dr Michael Witt, Department
of Modern Languages, University of Surrey Roehampton,
Roehampton Lane, London SW15 5PH, Royaume-Uni.

FAX: +44-(0)20-8392-3578
E-MAIL: [log in to unmask]
SITE-WEB: http://www.forevergodard.com

ORGANISATEURS: Michael Temple (Birkbeck College, University
of London), James Williams (University of Kent at Canterbury),
Michael Witt (University of Surrey Roehampton).

COMITE DE SOUTIEN: Andrew Brighton, Ian Christie, Jill Forbes,
Catherine Grant, Colin MacCabe, Paul McDonald, Laura Mulvey,
Jeremy Ridgman, Jonathan Rosenbaum, Hilary Smith.

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