Four-part Voice Lecture Series Begins October 3rd
September 26, 2011
The Foreign Language Department will host the first installment in the Voice Lecture Series: Issues of Immigration, Colonialism and Terrorism in Transatlantic Studies on Monday, October 3rd, at 4:30 p.m. in the Janet M. Daley Library Lecture Hall.
Boston University Professor of French T. Jefferson Kline will discuss, "Michael Haneke's CACHÉ and the Dilemma of Interracial Violence in France." The lecture will examine Haneke's award-winning film as an invitation to rethink the age-old conflict between Arabs and indigenous Frenchmen. Kline will address both the series of literary and cinematic allusions to this problem (that can be traced all the way back to the year 1200) as well as the series of "documented" historical incidents of this violence in our own times.
As a precursor to the lecture, CACHÉ will be shown on September 30th and October 3rd, in Room 451 of the Administration Building at 10:00 a.m., and on October 3rd in Room 402 of Marion Hall at 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.
T. Jefferson Kline joined the faculty at Boston University in 1979, as chair of the Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures Department, after serving as Associate Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Letters at the State University of New York at Buffalo. His publications include André Malraux and the Metamorphosis of Death (Columbia University Press, 1973), Bertolucci's Dream Loom: A Psychoanalytic Study of Cinema (University of Massachusetts Press, 1987), and Screening the Text: Intertexuality in New Wave French Film (Johns Hopkins Press, 1992). He has co-edited (with Bruce Sklarew and Fabien Gerard) Bertolucci Interviews (U. Mississippi Press, 1999), edited The Film and the Book (1994), and recently co-edited with Naomi Schor the posthumous study, Decadent Subjects (Johns Hopkins, 2000) by Charles Bernheimer. He has also authored a number of articles on the French novel, French theater and the European cinema.
The Voice Lecture Series has been organized by Emmanuel's Foreign Language Department, with support from the Spanish Consulate of Boston. The series will continue through the month of October.
Monday, October 17
"Migration and ‘Otherness': Cinematic Chronicles of Multicultural Spain"
Speaker: Marvin D'Lugo, Professor of Spanish and Coordinator of the Comparative Literature Program, Clark University
Wednesday, October 19
"2004, Spain's Haunted Year"
Speaker: James Mandrell, Chair of Women's and Gender Studies Program and Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies, Comparative Literature, Women's and Gender Studies, and Film Studies, Brandeis University
Wednesday, October 26
"Celluloid Borders: Immigrant Images on Film"
Speaker: John Michalczyk, Professor of Fine Arts, Boston College
All programs will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Janet M. Daley Library Lecture Hall.