Hall / Adachi "at" University of Michigan this Friday
Tue Nov 1 09:46:05 EST 2005
I should have posted this long ago, for those in the Michigan area.
Better late than...
On Thursday, Jonathan Hall will be in town to give a noon lecture at
the Center for Japanese Studies. He chose three films for our series
this fall (Christine Marran is coming up in a few weeks to talk about
her choices; Ueno Toshiya just passed through town).
One of Jonathan's films was AKA Serial Killer. After the film on
Friday, Jonathan and I will discuss the film with director Adachi
Masao. This will be Adachi's first appearance outside of Japan since
his arrest in Lebanon, extradition, imprisonment and parole.
Thanks to the wonders of Apple's iChat, we are able to subvert the
various laws that keep his body put in Japan. He will "appear"
virtually, through video conferencing. Those in the area are more than
welcome to come. It should be interesting.
Please distribute and excuse multiple postings.
CENTER FOR JAPANESE STUDIES
NOON LECTURE SERIES
THURSDAY, November 3, 2005
12 noon ~ 1pm
Room 1636, School of Social Work Building
Assistant Professor, Comparative Literature/Film & Media Studies;
University of California, Irvine
The Abandoned Geography of Mid-Century Japanese Left Cinema
Diverse independent and experimental film directors in the late 1960s
and early 1970s such as Matsumoto Toshio, Kanai Katsu, Higashi Yoichi,
and Adachi Masao relied increasingly upon perverse and irrational
conceptualizations of space to mark a shifting mode of resistance to
global economic and neo-imperial projects. Korea, Okinawa, Cuba, and
the non-descript space of economic unification all become unstable,
even inauthentic sites for critique. In other words, I map a world of
Jonathan M. Hall teaches in the Departments of Comparative Literature
and Film & Media Studies at the University of California Irvine. His
research addresses Japanese film studies, social histories of
perversion, and psychoanalytic and queer criticism. Last year, he
co-curated the nationally touring series JPEX: Japanese Experimental
Film & Video, 1955-now.
*NOTE: Jonathan Hall will be introducing the film, AKA SERIAL KILLER,
on Friday, November 4th (7pm) in Askwith Auditorium, Lorch Hall.
Thursday, November 3, 2005
12 noon - 1pm
Room 1636 SSWB
Light refreshments provided
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