Screening Atrocity: Cinema, Decolonisation and the Holocaust

A one-day postgraduate workshop at Culture Lab, Newcastle University, 10 January 2013. Sponsored by The Postcolonial Research Group and the Research Centre in Film and Digital Media. Organised by Mani Sharpe (m.sharpe@ncl.ac.uk) and Gary Jenkins (g.jenkins@ncl.ac.uk). Registration deadline 7th Dec
PROGRAMME

 

10:30-11:00     Registration and welcome
11:00-12:00     Panel 1: Audience and Affect (Chair: Joe Barton)
                        Matt Lawson (Edge Hill): ‘Hearing Atrocity: Film Music and the Holocaust’
Gareth McAreavey (Liverpool): ‘Winning Hearts and Minds and Eyes: Recognizing Terrorism in Bouchareb’s Hors La Loi’
12:00-12:15     Break
12:15-1:15       Panel 2: Testimony and Complicity (Chair: Claire Peters)
                        Alex Adams (Newcastle): ‘Torquemada, Vichy, Paratroopers: La Question’
Iain Mossman (Cardiff): ‘Constructing the war without a name through the men without a voice: Multidirectional memory and the Algerian WarAppelés in La Guerre Sans Nom’ (1992)
1:15-2:15         Lunch
2:15-3:15         Keynote Speaker: Professor Maxim Silverman
3:15-4:15         Panel 3: Presence and Absence (Chair: Alex Adams)
Claire Peters (Birmingham): “There is no present”: Cityspace, Memory, Representation and ‘Reality’ in Caché (Haneke 2005)
Kierran Horner (Kings College London): Presence and Absence: the Revelation of War in Le Joli Mai and La Jetée
4:15-4:40         Screening of Chris Marker’s La Jetée (1962)
4:40-5:00         Close
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