Events Mini Calendar

Go to previous month Go to next month
  S M T W R F S
W44 29 30 31 1 2 3 4
W45 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
W46 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
W47 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
W48 26 27 28 29 30 1 2


Today is:
Sun, Jul 15, 2018


MSU Events Calendar

 
 Choose Calendar view:   Day   Week   Month     Search   Filter

4:00pm
to
6:00pm
History and Auto/Biography: The Language of the Self and Contemporary Italian Cinema  (Conferences / Seminars / Lectures)

Marcia Landy
University of Pittsburgh
History and Auto/Biography: The Language of the Self and Contemporary Italian Cinema
Wednesday, Nov. 8


Philosophy, aesthetics and post-realist media productions have unseated conventional politics, blurring boundaries between biography and autobiography, fiction and documentation, the self and the Other. Select contemporary Italian cinematic texts,

identified with auto/biographical subjects of the Italian cultural and geopolitical landscape, rely on figural uses of self. Changing positions of the subject interweave with the author/viewer in Nanni Moretti's Il caimano, Liliana Cavani's Interno berlinese,

and Antonio Capuano's Pianese Nunzio. Different forms of address speak to self and Other invoking history and memory through literature, painting, architecture and crossbreed with generic and experimental forms including melodrama, horror, comic grotesque, and documentary to become counter-history.

 

Marcia Landy is Distinguished Professor Emerita in English/Film Studies with a secondary appointment in the French and Italian Department at the University of Pittsburgh.


Location: B-342 Wells Hall
Price: Free
Sponsor: Department of Romance and Classical Studies
Contact: Joseph Francese
email pic francese@msu.edu
phone pic 884-6310