Symposium at the Department of Media studies Stockholm university, September 28 2016 at 14.00 -ca 17.00

Venue: Fsalen Filmhuset, Borgvägen 1-5 (program below)

Stockholms universitet har utsett hedersdoktorer som på ett utmärkande sätt bidragit till universitetets verksamhet inom forskning och utbildning. Bland de utsedda inom humanvetenskap finns i år 2016 professor Marcia Landy – Distinguished Professor of English/Film studies and French/Italian – vid University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Professor Landy har sedan många år varit kopplad till ämnena filmvetenskap och modevetenskap vid Stockholms universitet där hon föreläst på samtliga undervisningsnivåer. Till hennes många publikationer hör British Genres: British Cinema and Society, 1930-1960; Cinematic Uses of the Past; Italian Film; Stars: The Film Reader och Cinema and Counter-History.

I anslutning till årets promotionshögtid har Institutionen för mediestudier fått möjlighet att på onsdagen den 28 september anordna ett symposium professor Marcia Landy som huvudtalare. De övriga inbjudna talare är professor Anne Jerslev (Köpenhamns universitet) och professor Jukka Sihvonen (Åbo universitet) Symposiets språk är engelska.

Auto/Biography: Displacement of Self in the Virtual Life of “Authorship”:

 

Debates over the life and death of cinema as well as the other arts frequently hinge on the status of authorship. A historical turn in conceptions of the author is especially prominent in French cinematic culture. Alexandre Astruc and Roland Barthes drew attention to personal expression as critical to aesthetics and culture, if not to politics. The landscape of authorship expressed in cinema, literary, graphic, and digital art relies on figural uses of the self reminiscent of autobiography and biography. Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari’s’ “conceptual persona” by way of Nietzsche’s “powers of the false” and Adriana Cavarero’s rethinking of narration in Relating Narratives: Storytelling and Selfhood challenge these reigning conceptions of author. Philosophic thinking dependent on expressive forms derived from differences between language and non-language via concepts or sensations (percepts) involving movement, space, color, sound, animation displace conventional conceptions of the author.

Schedule:

Tuesday September 27, Venue: F-salen

14.15 Films: Wittgenstein (Derek Jarman 1993); Pasolini (Abel Ferrara 2014); if possible, Reprise (Joachim Trier (2006) Short breaks between showings

Wednesday, September 28, Venue: F-salen

14.00 Welcome, moderator Tytti Soila

14.10 Counter-History in Derek Jarmans Auto/biopics                           Professor Marcia Landy, Doctor Honoris Causa Stockholm university

Questions and a short break

15.15 To believe or not to believe? – Deleuze and Pasolini, cinema and the unthinkable  Professor Jukka Sihvonen Turku university

15.45, ca The face, the close-up and time in Joachim Trier’s films       Professor Anne Jerslev

16.15- 16.45  ca Conclusion