Film & Philosophy: Corpus//Bodies Program (Text)

FILM & PHILOSOPHY: CORPUS//BODIES
PRESENTED BY THE GRADUATE FILM STUDIES GROUP
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, FEBRUARY 15-18, 2013

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 15, 2013
PANEL PRESENTATIONS IN PUGH 210

8:00 AM CHECK IN AND LIGHT BREAKFAST

8:30-9:45 AM
Stars and Fans
Moderator: Jonathan Hernandez

“Presence and Persona: Jean Harlow and the Mutability of the Star Image,”
Nathaniel Deyo, University of Florida
“Harry Potter Redux and the Franco Phenomenon: Audience Adaptation in Brad Neely’s Wizard People, Dear Readers and James Franco’s Museum of Non-Visible Art,”
Alyssa Hunziker, University of Florida
“Hey, Girl: Ryan Gosling and the Male Body in Drive,”
Allison Rittmayer, University of Florida

9:55 -11:40 AM
Questioning Bodies
Moderator: Maureen Turim

“Disabled, Disfigured, and Dismembered: Broken Female Bodies and the ‘Ethos of Achievement’ in Postwar Film,”
Beth Dixon, University of Florida
“Sweetback’s Children: The Passive/Active Heroes of the Black Action Films of the 1970s,”
Antoni Gorny, University of Gdansk/University of California Santa Barbara
“Behind Closed Doors: Masculinity, Sex and the Body in Contemporary Queer Cinema,”
Gabriel Mayora, University of Florida
“Pregnancy as Sociocritical Lens,”
Missy Molloy, University of Florida

11:50 AM – 1:05 PM
Bodies and Violence
Moderator: Marina Hassapopoulou

“Technoscientific Dismemberment: The Instrumentalized Body in Torture Horror,”
Todd Jurgess, University of Florida
“Torture Porn, The Cabin in the Woods, and the Political Economy of Bodies in the Contemporary American Horror Film,”
Derrick King, University of Florida
“Technologies of Film Violence or, Figuring the Sense in Sensation,”
Amy Rust, University of South Florida

1:15 – 2:30 PM
The Body in Documentary
Moderator: Scott Nygren

“Staging the (Suffering) Body in Forough Farrokhzad’s The House Is Black (1963) and Jean-Daniel Pollet’s L’Ordre (The Order, 1973),”
Zain Jamshaid, Columbia University
“The Interview as Mediated Encounter,”
Alina Predescu, San Francisco State University
“The Metaphorization of Bodily Fragments,”
Nóra Szegvári, University of South Florida

3:00 PM – Chandler Auditorium, Harn Museum of Art
Keynote Lecture: Kaja Silverman, “The Second Coming”
Followed by a reception

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 16, 2013
PANEL PRESENTATIONS IN PUGH 210

7:30 AM CHECK IN AND LIGHT BREAKFAST

8:00-9:45 AM
Bodies, the Nation, and Politics
Moderator: Barbara Mennel

“Emergent Bodies as Nomadic Politics in the Korean New Wave,”
Adam Cottrel, Georgia State University
“On Colonial Violence, Disruption and Occupation,”
Jordan Dopkins, University of Florida
“The Body in Contemporary Egyptian Cinema between Perfection and Deformation,”
Hany Aboul Hassan, Alexandria University, Counselor to the Minister of Culture, Director of the National Center of Theater
“Performing Black Citizenship in Early Race Films,”
Erin Tobin, Ohio State University

9:55 AM -11:40 PM
Then and Now
Moderator: Michael Rowin

“A ‘Horseless Age’: Indexing the Animal Body in Proto-Cinema,”
Liana Ogden, University of California Berkeley
“Haptic Gestures – embodiment in the Work of Atom Egoyan and William Kentridge,”
Melanie Wilmink, University of Regina
“Topsy-Turvy Technology in the New Pooh,”
Scott Ferguson, University of South Florida
“The Audio-Tactile Cinema: Sound and Image in Cinematic Experience,”
Antonio Iannotta, University of Salerno

LUNCH BREAK

12:45-2:30 PM
Sexuality, Gender Identity, and Desire
Moderator: Tamar Ditzian

“Machines that Infuse Us: Bodies, Machines, and Scopophilia in Film,”
Perry Dantzler, Georgia State University
“Bewilderment’s Face,”
Pansy Duncan, University of Auckland
“Frank Capra’s Libidinal Investments,”
Daniel Norford, University of Florida
“Bodies, Violence, and Queerness: Pedro Almodovar’s The Skin I Live In,”
Timothy M. Robinson, University of Florida

3:00 PM – Chandler Auditorium, Harn Museum of Art
Keynote Lecture: Christiane Paul, “Expanding Cinema: The Moving Image in Digital Art”
Followed by a reception

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 17, 2013
PANEL PRESENTATIONS IN PUGH 210

7:30 AM CHECK IN AND LIGHT BREAKFAST

8:00-9:15 AM
Bodies in Theory
Moderator: Daniel Norford

“The Living End: Survivance and the Cremains of CiNOma,”
Richard Burt, University of Florida
“Bodies, Nothing But Bodies: Reading Deleuze’s Cinematic Discourse,”
Andrea Gyenge, University of Minnesota
“What a Scene Can Do: Deleuze, Spinoza and the Ethology of Cinema,”
Tony Yanick, Case Western Reserve University

9:25-11:10 AM
Case Studies: Denis, Malick, Powell and Pressburger, von Trier
Moderator: Peter Gitto

“Intrusions: Embodied Ethics and the films of Claire Denis,”
Kristin Hole, SUNY Stony Brook
“Ekstasis: Autoscopy and Malick’s The Tree of Life,”
Justin Horton, Georgia State University
“A Matter of Life and Death: Film, Fantasma(goria) and Neurology,”
Alice Leroy, Université d’Aix-Marseille, Bibliothèque nationale de France
“Embodied Abjection,”
Steen Ledet Christiansen, Aalborg University

LUNCH BREAK

12:15-2:00 PM
Theory in Practice
Moderator: Kayley Thomas

Transmutating in the 8th and the 9th,
Curtis Tamm, Omar Zubair, and Maneesh Madahar, University of California Los Angeles
Frankenstein Revisited,
Georg Koszulinski, University of Iowa

3:00 PM – Chandler Auditorium, Harn Museum of Art
Keynote Lecture: Eugenie Brinkema, “Violence and the Diagram, Or, The Human Centipede
Followed by a reception

MONDAY FEBRUARY 18, 2013

7:30 PM – The Top Secret Space
Screening: !Women Art Revolution (2010, 83 min.)
Q&A with director and artist Lynn Hershman
Followed by a reception

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