Symposium 'New Approaches to Early Cinema: Rethinking the Attractions-Narrative Dialectis'

Voor wie
Studenten, Medewerkers, Alumni, Journalisten
Wanneer
09-11-2018 09:00 tot 10-11-2018 18:00
Waar
KASKCinema, Godshuizenlaan 4, 9000 Ghent
Voertaal
Engels
Door wie
Prof. Daniel Biltereyst / Dr Mario Slugan Dept of Communication Sciences, CIMS/Center for Cinema and Media Studies
Contact
mario.slugan@ugent.be
Website
http://earlycinemaconference.com/
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An international conference on the latest theoretical, historical, methodological, and computational developments in the study of early cinema.

An international conference on the latest theoretical, historical, methodological, and computational developments in the study of early cinema with as keynotes: Prof. A. Gaudreault (U Montreal) and Prof. Ch. Keil (U Toronto), to be held at KASKcinema, Ghent, Belgium, November 9-10, 2018.
Topics: Whereas the first decade of early cinema is usually discussed in terms of attractions the era’s second decade is most often understood as the transitional period during which narrative becomes the dominant. The conference seeks to shed new light on some older debates as well as to explore novel avenues in the study of early cinema including the role of the audiences’ imaginative engagement, the historical understanding of fiction/non-fiction distinction, the relevance of truth and falsehood, the sensuous and dreamlike qualities of the era’s films, and the growing importance of digital materials and methods among other topics.