113th Annual Conference - Portland, Oregon
Friday, November 6 - Sunday, November 8, 2015

Film Studies II

Session Chair: 
Donald Anderson, SUNY Westchester Community College
Session 11: Sunday 10:20-11:50am
Columbia (PMCC)
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  1. Dawn Dietrich, Western Washington University
    Trinh T. Minh-ha’s digital video The Fourth Dimension is a meditation upon time in posthuman Japanese culture. Using Julian Barbour’s theory of “the end of time,” I will demonstrate the ways in which Trinh situates subjective time within the larger frame of timelessness and virtuality.  
  2. Stephen Parmelee, Pepperdine University
    Some of our most renowned filmmakers—Preston Sturges, Peter Bogdanovich, Woody Allen, and many others—often use scenes from other, previous films in their own films to create an ironic contrast between the characters and their society; to create an ironic or poignant contrast between the lives of the characters and our own lives; and to indicate the increasingly significant role that film has played in the lives of the viewing public.
  3. Pedro Doreste, Emory University
    This paper examines the current use of screen-capturing functions in contemporary audiovisual media, with particular attention to horror fictionsas a post-cinematic allegory in which the screen becomes an all-encompassing apparatus, at once both camera and exhibition platform. Born out of found footage, screen-captured fictions are neither “found” nor “footage.”
  4. Wilton Wright, Texas Christian University
    Using Sergei Eisenstein’s montage theories – and rejection of early "talkies" – as a framework, this paper explores James Whale’s use of sound in Frankenstein, ultimately arguing that Whale crafted an aural montage that both highlights the artistic complexity possible in early talkies, and supports and strengthens Queer readings of the film.
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