International Conference on Feminism/Theory/Film

February 28, 2019
March 1, 2019

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Critical Intersections in the Practice and Theorization of Experimental Filmmaking since the 1970s

This interdisciplinary conference focuses on the rich intersections and critical conversations between feminist film theory and experimental filmmaking in the German-speaking world and beyond since the 1970s. Scholars from a variety of disciplines will trace the emergence of an intersectional feminist activism as it finds expression in experimental films that reflect on the imbrication of issues of gender, sexuality, race, and subjectivity with new technologies, media, and their global infrastructures.

Several CSWS faculty affiliates are on the program, including:

  • Sangita Gopal, Associate Professor of English, University of Oregon, “Women’s Media: The Feminist Roots of Video in India”
  • Dorothee Ostmeier, Professor of German, Folklore, and Public Culture, “Feminine Queer Desire as Aesthetic Hyper-object: Experimental Short Films by Female Director Duo Lena Sieckmann und Miriam Gossing.”
  • Cecilia Enjuto Rangel, Associate Professor of Spanish and Director of Graduate Studies, “The Balcony and the Beehive, Girls and Ghosts in En el balcón vacío (1962) and El espíritu de la colmena (1973)”
  • Kate Mondloch, Professor and Department Head, History of Art and Architecture, “Critical Proximity: Pipilotti Rist’s Exhibited Interfaces and the Contemporary Art Museum”

All events are free and open to the public