Hall / Adachi "at" University of Michigan this Friday

Mark Nornes amnornes
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.



THURSDAY, November 3, 2005

12 noon ~ 1pm

Room 1636, School of Social Work Building

Jonathan Hall

Assistant Professor, Comparative Literature/Film & Media Studies; 
University of California, Irvine

Isomorphic Maps:
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 
unconvincing latitude.

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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