Reel Travel: Displacements of Film

Friday, April 6, 2007 - 9:00am



In 1976, Wim Wenders’ Kings of the Road redefined the road film, and in the thirty years since, cinema and travel have existed in continuous dialogue. What energies, fantasies, and anxieties are released when film crosses a border or hits the road? How do movies respond to tourism, exile, migration, flight? How are ideas of "nation" and "foreignness" shaped by cinema and what part does cinema play in globalism?

9:00 am

Simon Richter, University of Pennsylvania

9:10 am
Documents in Disorder
Moderator: Oliver Gaycken, Temple University

Katie Trumpener
, Yale University
The Journey to Poland: Helke Misselwitz’s Foreign Oder and the Posterity of GDR Documentary

David Kazanjian, University of Pennsylvania
Are We All (Still) Miguel Angel Blanco? The Vicariousness of Victimhood and the Media Afterlife

11:15 am
The Peripatetics of Displacement
Moderator: Edley Wong (Penn Humanities Forum Fellow)

Short Videos and Conversation with Conceptual Artist Kinga Arraya

1:15 pm
Travels with Michael Haneke

Moderator: Frank Trommler, University of Pennsylvania

Imke Meyer, Bryn Mawr College
Empire's Remains: Displacement and Historical Memory in Michael Haneke's Le Temps du loup

Fatima Naqvi, Rutgers University
Hiding Places: Migration and Space in Michael Hanekes Films

3:20 pm
In the Course of Time: Travel, Cinema, Media
Moderator: Tim Corrigan, University of Pennsylvania

Gerd Gemünden, Dartmouth College
Wenders Revisited

Rod Coover, Temple University
Characters, Paths, and Panoramas; New Media Tools and the Displacements of the Cinematic Journey


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