Schedule

The Resnais Archipelago, Duke University (FHI, Smith Warehouse – Bay 4), 29-31 October 2015

 

Thursday 29 October

Panel One: Documentary and Cinéphilie

Chair: Rick Warner (University of North Carolina)

9:30-:10:00
Prof. Frédéric Gimello-Mesplomb, Université d’Avignon
“Alain Resnais and the ‘groupe des Trente’ (1953-55) : A Major Step Towards a State Recognition of Quality Within the Early 50s French Short Film Support Scheme”

10:00-10:30
Christina Rudosky, University of Colorado-Boulder
“Collecting and Recollecting ‘l’art nègre’ in Les Statues meurent aussi

10:30-11:00
Discussion

11:00-11:15
Coffee Break

11:15-11:45
Dr Jennifer Cazenave, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
“From Guernica to Loin du Viêt- nam: Trauma and the Feminine Trace in Resnais’ Postwar Archipelago”

11:45-12:15
Prof. Codruţa Morari, Wellesley College
“Between Nouvelle Vague and Nouveau Cinéma: Alain Resnais and the Politics of Cahiers du Cinéma

12:15-12:45
Discussion

12:45-2:00
Lunch Break

 

Panel Two: Alain Resnais and Literature

Chair: David Bell (Duke University)

2:00-2:30
Prof. Elisabeth Cardonne-Arlyck, Vassar College
“Alain Resnais et le corps pathétique”

2:30-3:00
Prof. Virginie A. Duzer, Pomona College
“Alain Resnais’s Throws of the Dice : Mallarmean and Surrealist Traces in L’Année dernière à Marienbad and Je t’aime, Je t’aime !

3:00-3:30
Prof. Ursula Tidd, University of Manchester
“Alain Resnais and Jorge Semprún: Politics, Myths, and Masculinity”

3:30-4:15
Discussion

4:15-4:30
Coffee Break

 

4:30-5:30: KEYNOTE 1

Prof. Steven Ungar, University of Iowa
“Seldom Seen and Worth a Look: Thoughts on Le Mystère de l’atelier 15 (1957)”

6:30-7:30 Round table on La Vie est un roman and the melodrama

 

Friday 30 October

Panel Three: History and Subjectivity

Chair: Steven Ungar (University of Iowa)

9:30-10:00
Dr Maria Flood, Cornell University
“‘I Stumbled Over Her’: Torture and (In)Visibility in Resnais’s Muriel

10:00-10:30
Laure Astourian, Columbia University
“Aesthetics of the Taboo: Alain Resnais and the Algerian War”

10:30-11:00
Pietro Bianchi, Duke University
“Resnais avec Lacan: Some Reflections on Time, Structure, Cinema and Subjectivity”

11:00-11:45
Discussion

11:45-12:00
Coffee Break

12:00-1:00: KEYNOTE 2 (lunch served)
Prof. Suzanne Liandrat-Guigues, Université de Vincennes à Saint-Denis Paris-VIII
“Alain Resnais : Un monde en réduction”

1:00-2:00
Lunch Break

 

Panel Four: The Art of Narration/The Art of the Image

Chairs: Guo-Jin Hong (Duke University) and Anne-Gaëlle Saliot (Duke University)

2:00-2:30
Prof. Alan Marcus, University of Aberdeen
“Representing Post-Traumatic Space”

2:30-3:00
Prof. Alain Boillat, Université de Lausanne
“Les films d’Alain Resnais au carrefour des mondes et des genres: Je t’aime je t’aime et La Vie est un roman

3:00-3:30
Discussion

3:30-3:45
Coffee Break

3:45-4:15
Prof. Vincent Amiel, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne-Paris I
“Resnais et les multiples chemins de l’image“

4:15-4:45
Dr Sophie Rudolph, Universität St.Gallen
“Philosophizing With Resnais“

4:45-5:15
Camille Chanod, Université Paris Diderot-Paris VII
“From Text to Image: Graphic Style in Alain Resnais’s Archives”

5:15-6:00
Discussion

8:00 Conference Dinner at Restaurant Blu, Durham

 

Saturday 31 October

Panel Five: The Materiality of Memory

Chair: Shai Ginsburg (Duke University)

9:30-10:00
Dr Eric Costeix, Université François Rabelais de Tours
“Alain Resnais : La mémoire de l’éternité”

10:00-10:30
Prof. Catherine Du Toit, University of Stellenbosch
“Memory is a Moral Affair: Composition and Reconstruction of The Past in the Documentary Films of Alain Resnais”

10:30-11:00
Prof. Sylvie Blum-Reid, University of Florida
“The Persistence of Memory; Hiroshima in Alain Resnais and Nobuhiro Suwa”

11:00-11:45
Discussion

12:00-1:00: KEYNOTE 3
Prof. François Thomas, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris III

“Immersed in Music: Alain Resnais’s Creative Process

 

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