115th Annual Conference - Honolulu, Hawaii
Friday, November 10 - Sunday, November 12, 2017

Face and Speech: The Audiovisual Scene of Knowing and Encountering

Session Chair: 
Tingting Hui, Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS)
Time: 
Session 2: Friday 10 – 11:30 am
Location: 
Education (Brogan) 103

Presenters/Papers:

  1. Tingting Hui, Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS)
    The face and its relation to language and voice appears to fascinate many scholars, among whom are philosophers like Deleuze and Guattari and film theorists like Michel Chion. This paper, taking cues from the aforementioned scholars and others, aims to look at what it is like to imagine and encounter a face, what does one actually see and hear of a face on screen, and how does the interaction of face and speech inform our way of knowing. 
  2. This is an analysis of how the presence of a ghostly body is actually a representation of the protagonist’s own self in Javier Fuentes-Leon’s film Undertow. I also argue to what extent the film can be viewed as a transgressive film – going against the grain like an undertow -that challenges Latin America’s heteronormative patriarchy.
Session Cancelled: 
No