The Resnais Archipelago
Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 9:30am
Day One of a three-day interdisciplinary conference at Duke University hosted by the Center for French and Francophone Studies (CFFS), as part of its Francophone Digital Humanities project.Over six decades, French film director Alain Resnais (1922-2014) has built one of the most original cinematographic oeuvres of his time. Tirelessly exploring new directions, forms, and genres, Resnais impacted durably on several generations of filmmakers in France and in the rest of the world, stimulating intense debates that continue to resonate in contemporary film theory and philosophy. Our conference intends to (re)map the ¿Resnais archipelago¿ by tracing Resnais¿ numerous legacies and sources of influences. Fostering an interdisciplinary dialogue, the conference will include participants from film studies, visual studies, art history, music and sound studies, literature, philosophy, history, and other fields. Keynote speakers will be Professors Suzanne Liandrat-Guigues (Université Vincennes à Saint-Denis-Paris 8), François Thomas (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3), and Steven Ungar (University of Iowa).