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Geographies of Film Theory

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Professor Laura Mulvey presents:

Geographies of Film Theory

A two day international conference.
A collaboration between the Screen Studies Group and the Institute for German and Romance Studies
at Birkbeck College, University of London
43 Gordon Square, London WC1
26-28 June 2008

Key note speakers: Francesco Casetti , Mikhail Iampolski, Ashish Rajadhyaksha, Soyoung Kim.

This international conference investigates the intellectual origins of film theory and its global diffusion. It will open by tracing the contexts in which film theory was first articulated (between disciplines, national borders and in a close relation to the politics of modernity) in Europe during the early twentieth century. The conference will then examine the ways in which film theory traveled in key non-European, cultural and political contexts during the second half of the twentieth century, particularly its new configurations, translations and its re-politicisation.