5th Annual Crossing Borders Convocation: April 16-18, 2004
101 Becker Communication Studies Building
Dudley Andrew, Mette Hjort, Hamid Naficy, George Yúdice
The Crossing Borders Convocation will have a dual focus in Spring 2004: the current research of the Crossing Borders Fellows, doctoral students from the humanities and social sciences whose work deals with transnational practices, and the work of distinguished scholars who will address questions of world cinemas and aesthetics as well as questions of culture and transnationality.
Professors Dudley Andrew, Mette Hjort, Hamid Naficy and George Yúdice will consider the "geopolitical imaginary" of film study or the question of the representability of the global via the cinema and other cultural practices. Key to the topic of the conference “World Cinemas and Transnational Cultures” is the conceptual decentering of Film Studies away from the U.S. and Europe, that is, a new understanding of the processes of globalization and the role of audiovisual narrative in these processes.