[csaa-forum] Eisenstein Symposium Prato 21 22 June 2018

Julia Vassilieva julia.vassilieva at monash.edu
Thu Oct 5 18:36:37 ACST 2017

*Eisenstein for the Twenty-first Century*

*21-22 June 2018, Monash University Prato Centre, Italy*

Marking the 120th anniversary of Sergei Eisenstein’s birth, this
international symposium will examine the legacy of the revolutionary
Russian director and film theorist and his continuing relevance to
contemporary screen studies. Over the last two decades, our understanding
of Eisenstein’s oeuvre and aims has been reshaped by publications and
translations of his previously unpublished major theoretical writings (*Metod,
*Musei Kino, 2002; *Notes for a General History of Cinema*, Amsterdam
University Press, 2016; *The Primal Phenomenon: Art*, Potemkin Press,
2017), while critical engagement with his creative work has been expanded
through exhibitions of his drawings and unfinished film projects. New
archival research has demonstrated the extent of Eisenstein’s
interdisciplinary work and his informal networks of collaborations with
artists and scholars from around the world.

This symposium, supported by the Australian Research Council and the Arts
Faculty and School of Media, Film and Journalism at Monash University,
offers scholars a forum in which to assess and chart new directions for
research on Eisenstein’s heritage in the light of the current theoretical
challenges and technological advances in film studies.

The symposium program will include: a round-table with Naum Kleiman
(Moscow); keynote papers by Professor Ian Christie (London), Professor Joan
Neuberger (Austin), Professor Antonio Somaini (Paris); and an audio-visual
presentation by Adrian Martin and Cristina Álvarez López  (Vilassar de

We invite proposals for papers and audio-visual presentations that explore
Eisenstein’s work from any of the following perspectives:

New publications and translations of Eisenstein’s texts

New perspectives on Eisenstein’s films

Eisenstein and the visual arts

Eisenstein, philosophy and politics

Eisenstein’s writings and media archaeology

Eisenstein’s legacy and new approaches to montage

Eisenstein, cinema and the brain: affect, cognition, embodied perception

Gender and sexuality in Eisenstein’s writings, films and drawings

Einstein’s theory-and-practice and intermediality

Eisenstein, new media and the rise of the audio-visual essay

Mythologizing Eisenstein: Eisenstein as a subject of biopics

Eisenstein’s circle: formal and informal networks of collaborations

Please send an abstract of 200-250 words with a brief biographical note
(150 words) to the symposium convenor, Dr. Julia Vassilieva (
julia.vassilieva at monash.edu), *by the 1st of January, 2018.*

Prato is close to several of Europe’s most significant cities and esteemed
institutions – thirty minutes from Florence and the European University
Institute in Fiesole, one hour from Bologna – home to Europe’s oldest
university, two hours from Rome, and three hours from Milan. La Fondazione
Cineteca di Bologna traditionally runs “Il Cinema Ritrovato” festival in
the last week of June. For more information on Monash University Prato
Centre please see: http://monash.it/

Julia Vassilieva
Dr Julia Vassilieva
Film and Screen Studies
School of Media, Film and Journalism
Caulfield Campus, B 4.27
Monash University
Victoria 3145

ARC Research Fellow
DE 160101138

Julia.Vassilieva at monash.edu
Tel 99032203
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: http://lists.cdu.edu.au/pipermail/csaa-forum/attachments/20171005/a1f0f51f/attachment.html 

More information about the csaa-forum mailing list