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10-11 November 2018
Nagoya-Warwick International Mini-Conference "New Horizons in World Cinema"
Simultaneous interpretation（English-Japanese） Admission free, no preregistration required
Conference Hall, Integrated Research Bldg. for Humanities & Social Sciences, Nagoya University
Cinema Studies Unit, Graduate School of Humanities, Nagoya University
Department of Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick
Chubu Branch of the Japan Society of Image and Sciences
"New Horizons in World Cinema" is a two-day international mini-conference (November 10-11, 2018) hosted by the Graduate Programme in Cinema Studies at Nagoya University, Japan, in collaboration with the Department of Film and Television Studies at the University of Warwick, UK, and the Chubu Branch of the Japan Society of Image Arts and Sciences (JASIAS-Chubu). The conference is also part of the pre-inaugural events for the Cotutelle PhD Degree Programme in Global Screen Cultures between Nagoya University and the University of Warwick, U.K, which will be launched in October 2019.
The term "world cinema" is commonly seen as an umbrella term that causally unifies the theoretical and discursive formulations surrounding the increasingly global, transnational, and diasporic film cultures of today. Instead, we propose a more dynamic understanding of the term as an antidote to the fragmentary ways in which researchers tend to work within a particular linguistic, geographic, and historical context. We invite our participants to leverage the concept of "world cinema" against their existing work, and to open up new lines of inquiry which, through robust inter-regional dialogue, can extend the critical horizons of key issues in cinema studies and screen cultures.
Prof. Thomas Elsaesser will provide the keynote speech, entitled "Transnational Cinema or World Cinema: Why Filmmakers Find Themselves Serving Two Masters." The conference will also feature three types of sessions: a talk session by scholars from the University of Warwick and Nagoya University, a graduate workshop, and a session organized by JASIAS-Chubu. Moreover, an essay film directed by Prof. Elsaesser, The Sun Island (2017, 72min, English subtitles), will be screened, followed by a Q&A session with the filmmaker on November 11th.
Nov. 10 (Sat.)
|Opening remarks:||Hideaki Fujiki (Nagoya University)
Karl Schoonover (University of Warwick)
SESSION I: Nagoya-Warwick Talks
|Moderator:||Woogeong Joo (Nagoya University)|
Karl Schoonover (University of Warwick)
"The World Cracked: Sinkholes, GIFs, and Cinematic Ecologies"
Shota T. Ogawa (Nagoya University)
"Affect of Scale: Small-gauge Film and Tourism in Imperial Japan"
SESSION II: Graduate Workshop
|Chair:||Brett Hack (Nagoya University)|
Jamie Zhao (University of Warwick)
"Global Queer Media as a Method: Making a Queer Turn in Chinese Film and TV Studies"
Eri Kajikawa (Nagoya University)
"Imagining In-Betweenness: A Historical View of Japanese Animation"
Yuka Ito (University of Tsukuba)
"Where Is the Border?: Transformation of Framework on the Screen"
Hui Yan Chew (Nagoya University)
"Rethinking Sinophone Malaysian Films: A Case Study on Independent Film "Absent Without Leave"
SESSION III: JASIAS-Chubu Presentations
|Moderator:||Shinjiro Maeda (Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences)|
|Greetings from JASIAS-Chubu:||Shinjiro Maeda|
Jung-Yeon Ma (Meiji University)
"Beyond Cinema: Screen Practice in Contemporary Art "
Masato Dogase (Chubu University)
"Minamata Documentaries with the Television Media Ecology: An Intricate Arrangement of Local TV Documentaries' Audio-Visual Expression"
SESSION IV: Keynote Speech
|Moderator:||Ran Ma (Nagoya University)|
Thomas Elsaesser (University of Amsterdam)
"Transnational Cinema or World Cinema: Why Filmmakers Find Themselves Serving Two Masters"
Nov. 11 (Sun)
Screening of The Sun Island (2017) dir. Thomas Elsaesser
Q&A with the director
|Opening remarks:||Ran Ma (Nagoya University)|
12 March 2018
Special Graduate Seminar: 'Cities and Landscapes in Motion: Revisiting the Tradition of the European Road Movie'
|Instructor:||Dr. Alastair Phillips (Reader/Associate Professor, University of Warwick)|
22 September 2017
Nagoya-Warwick Cinema Studies Workshop "Mediating Time and Space: Trans/national Cinema, Animation and Beyond"
|Date:||22nd September, 2017|
|Venue:||Rm 131, School of Humanities, Nagoya University|
|Organized by:||Cinema Studies, Graduate School of Humanities, Nagoya University and Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick|
Time and space are integral elements of both cinema and animation and their intimate and flexible conjugation helps define the very nature of all audiovisual moving image media. The moving image not only configures the material flow of time and space, it also helps shape the ways in which we may actually imagine time and space to exist beyond the ordinary boundaries between reality and fantasy, between fiction and documentary and between the past and the present. In this sense, the mediation of time and space necessarily involves the continuous formation of history and geopolitics with specific consequences for our understanding of important questions of national identity and transnationality. This workshop, a unique collaboration between the University of Nagoya and the University of Warwick, will thus build on existing scholarship to explore further how time and space may be said to be specifically mediated within the moving image through a series of unique case-studies related to the nation, the transnational and other forms of socio-historical border crossing across the globe and within global history.
|10:00-11:00||Alastair Phillips (University of Warwick)
'A Matter of Space: Paris in the Cinema - A Journey Through the French New Wave'
|11:00-11:45||Ran Ma (Nagoya University)
'A Landscape Over There: Rethinking Translocality in Zhang Lu's Border Crossing Films'
|01:00-02:00||Akiko Sugawa-Shimada (Yokohama National University)
'Interplay between Fantasy and Reality: "2.5-dimensional Culture" and Audiences' Participation in Japan'
|02:00-02:45||Shota Ogawa (Nagoya University)
'Border-envy: Positioning Cine Qua Non (1989-2010) in East Asia's Transnational Cinemascape'
|03:00-04:00||Tiago de Luca (University of Warwick)
'A Matter of Time: Slow Cinema, Aesthetics and Spectatorship'
|04:00-04:45||Woojeong Joo (Nagoya University)
'Shitamachi Space and Slow Time in Ozu Yasujiro's The Only Son/Hitori Musuko (1936)'
|05:00-06:00 Roundtable||Chair: Hideaki Fujiki (Nagoya University)|
This event is organized as part of the larger efforts to establish a joint-degree programme in cinema studies between Nagoya University and the University of Warwick, supported by the International Joint Degree and Research Programs Office, Graduate School of Humanities, and Japan-in-Asia Cultural Research Center at Nagoya University.
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