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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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      INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE:

      "Dilemmas of Religion and Secularity in Contemporary European Cinema"

      Universitat Pompeu Fabra
      Barcelona
      7-8 October, 2001


      PROGRAM

      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


      16.50-18.20

      * 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)

      10.00-11.30

      * 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


      14.30-16.00

      * 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


      16.15-17.45

      * 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.

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


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      Costica Bradatan, PhD
      Assistant Professor

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

      http://www.webpages.ttu.edu/cbradata

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