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10609Conference: Dilemmas of Religion and Secularity in Contemporary European Cinema, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, 7-8 October 2011

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  • Costica Bradatan
    Sep 25, 2011
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      "Dilemmas of Religion and Secularity in Contemporary European Cinema"

      Universitat Pompeu Fabra
      7-8 October, 2001


      Friday, 7 October, 2011 (Mercè Rodoreda)

      14.00-14.10: Welcome

      * Camil Ungureanu (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) & Costica Bradatan (Texas Tech University, USA)

      14.10-15.20 Key-note address

      * Geoffrey Nowell-Smith (University of London, UK): “Pasolini, the Sacred, and the Politics of Negation”
      * Moderator: Jolyon Mitchell (University of Edinburgh, UK)

      15.20-15.30: Coffee Break

      15.30-16.40 Key-note address

      * Alexander Düttmann (University of London, UK): “Seeing the Others?”
      * Moderator: John Caruana (Ryerson University, Canada)

      16.40-16.50 Break


      * Jolyon Mitchell (University of Edinburgh, UK): “All Quiet on the Cinematic Front: Searching for Peaceful Religion in European Cinema”.
      * Sofia Sjö (Åbo Akademi University, Finland): “Conflict or Community?: Religion in Contemporary Nordic Film”
      * Moderator: Ivan Pintor (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

      18.20-19.45 Film showing 

      * Ten years of terror followed by a debate with the film’s co-director, Simon Critchley (New School for Social Research, USA)
      * Moderator: Costica Bradatan (Texas Tech University, USA)

      20.15: Dinner

      Saturday, 8 October, 2011 (Jaume I)


      * Camil Ungureanu (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain): “Radical evil, gratuitous violence and the refusal of reconciliation: interpreting Lars von Trier´s Antichrist”
      * Nathan Abrams (Bangor University, UK): “The Banality of Evil: Kubrick, Polanski and the Reinvention of Horror”
      * Moderator: Costica Bradatan (Texas Tech University, USA)

      11.30-11.50: Coffee Break

      11.50-13:00 Key-note address

      * Simon Critchley (New School for Social Research, USA): “The Faith of the Faithless”
      * Moderator: Ana Devic (Dogus University, Turkey)

      13.00-14.30: Lunch


      * Costica Bradatan (Texas Tech University, USA): “Trapped in History. A Reading of Kieslowski’s Blind Chance.”
      * John Caruana (Ryerson University, Canada): “Bruno Dumont’s Cinema: Nihilism and the Collapse of the Christian Imaginary” 
      * Moderator: Nathan Abrams (Bangor University, UK)

      16.00-16.15: Coffee Break


      * Ana Devic (Dogus University, Turkey): “Individualized Ethics and Religious Collectivism in the Cinema of Yugoslavia and Its Successor States”
      * Erminia Passannanti (Brunel University, UK): “Representations of Christ and gender in European cinema”
      * Moderator: Sofia Sjö (Åbo Akademi University, Finland)

      20.15: Dinner

      Participation is free and open to the public.

      Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Spain) in collaboration with Texas Tech University (USA)

      Costica Bradatan, PhD
      Assistant Professor

      Texas Tech University
      The Honors College
      PO Box 41017
      Lubbock, TX 79409