Preliminary! Lübeck Film Studies Colloquium

The third Lübeck Film Studies Colloquium accompanies the Nordic Film Days on Friday 4 and Saturday 5 November. As a collaboration between the Nordic Film Days and the Journal of Scandinavian Cinema, the colloquium warmly invites Film and Media scholars, Scandinavian Studies researchers, film professionals attending the festival, as well as students and anyone else interested in the study of cinema. This year a primary focus lies on intercultural meetings and documentary cinema, a topic that corresponds both with the festival’s Retrospective film series (curated by Jörg Schöning; see festival programme), and with a forthcoming special issue of the journal (guest edited by Ilona Hongisto, Malin Wahlberg and Bill Nichols).
Attendance is free of charge. Please contact Anders Marklund, Lecturer in Film Studies at Lund University and editor of Journal of Scandinavian Cinema, for more information and for registration: anders.marklund@litt.lu.se.

Venue: Diele, located at Mengstraße 41-43, close to the corner of An der Untertrave.

FRIDAY 4 NOVEMBER

9.15-9.30 Welcome & introduction
– Anders Marklund (Lund University)

9.30-11.00 Immigrant Film in Sweden
Chair: Matthias Bauer (Europe University Flensburg)
–  Lars Gustaf Andersson (Lund University): “Peter Weiss and the Independent Film Group”
–  John Sundholm (Stockholm University): “Guillermo Alvarez and Cineco”
–  Kay Hoffmann (Documentary Film Center Stuttgart): “Peter Nestler – A Poetic Provocateur”

11.00-11.30. Coffee break

11.30-12.30. Postcolonial issues in Scandinavian Documentary
Chair: Tytti Soila (University of Stockholm)
– Thomas Weber & Cornelia Lund (Hamburg University): „Aesthetics and Politics in the cinema of Göran Hugo Olsson“
– Jouko Aaltonen (Filmmaker, guest of honour): Introductory notes + Q&A
– Jon Bang Carlsen?? (Filmmaker, guest of honour): Introductory notes + Q&A

SATURDAY 5 NOVEMBER

9.15-10.00 environmental issues in European film production
Chair: (Pietari Kääpä (University of Warwick)
–  Birgit Heidsiek (Green Film Shooting):
–  Pietari Kääpä (University of Warwick): “Ecocritical perspectives on material media”

10.00-11.00 Intercultural Scandinavia
Chair: Dagmar Brunow (Linneaus University)
–  Mette Hjort (Copenhagen University): “Capacity Building, Public Values, and Documentary Filmmaking: Successful Twinning in An Arab Comes to Town”
– Niina Oisalo (University of Turku):  » Mapping aural cinematic landscape in How to Pick Berries”
– Anna Mrozewicz (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań): “Revisiting the Nordic home metaphor: Polish plumbers and northern specters”

11.00 -11.30 Coffee break

11.30-12.50 history and cultural encounters
Chair: Anders Marklund (Lund University)
– Casper Tybjerg (Copenhagen University): ” 1864, Subjectivity and Fictional Privilege”
–  Frederike Felcht (University of Frankfurt): “The Encounter between Humans and Martians in Holger-Madsen’s Himmelskibet”
– Kimmo Laine (University of Oulu): “Karelian encounters in Wedding in Poetic Karelia”
– Tobias Hochscherf (xx): “The Pagans are more advanced!“: Negotiations of Contemporary Europe in Vikings (Ireland/Canada, 2013- )”

12.50-13.00 Closing: next year’s Colloquium

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