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Roundtable – ‘World Cinema: Critical Views’

Monday, 11 May 2009, 6pm, Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD What does ‘world cinema’ mean? How useful is the term to an understanding of different cinematic practices and cultures around the world? What does it mean to… Continue Reading →

Film Screening: Colossal Youth (Juventude em Marcha, Pedro Costa, 2006)

Friday, 6 February 2009, 6 pm, Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD The Portuguese director Pedro Costa revisits the slums of Lisbon for the final film in the Fontainhas trilogy in which he follows Ventura, a Cape Verdean… Continue Reading →

‘From Alan Clarke to Julio Medem: Elephants and Palimpsests in the Basque Context’

by Nerea Arruti Friday, 14 November 2008, 12:30 – 1:30 pm, Room G22, 43 Gordon Square  This seminar focused on the documentaries Elephant (1989) and La pelota vasca (2003); Elephant, the film on the Northern Irish troubles by Alan Clarke, the… Continue Reading →

CILAVS Lunchtime Seminars ‘Visualizing the South: The American Geographical Society and the Map of Hispanic America, 1920-1946’

by Mike Heffernan Tuesday, 13 January 2009, 12:30  – 1:30 pm, Room G22, 43 Gordon Square This is the story of a map; though no ordinary map. When finally completed after World War Two, following 25 years of unstinting effort… Continue Reading →

‘Mujeres y arte acción en America Latina’ (Gender and Performance Art in Latin America)

by Josefina Alcázar Friday, 5 December 2008, 6 pm, Room 101, 30 Russell Square In this talk Josefina Alcázar looked into the central role women have played in Performance Art in Latin America. She analysed the various forms of expression… Continue Reading →

‘Intimate foreign eyes: satire and empathy in the Brazilian slave-art of Debret and Agostini’

by Marcus Wood Friday, 9 January 2009, 6 pm, Room B36, Malet Street Marcus Wood is Professor of English at the University of Sussex. His research interests include the representation of slavery, satire in the romantic period, and colonial and… Continue Reading →

CILAVS Seminar Series ‘”Desde la torre de filmar, no de marfil”: lenguaje coloquial, objetivismo y horizontalidad en la nueva poesía y el nuevo cine argentino’

by Edgardo Dobry Friday, 29 May 2009, 6pm, Room 532, Birkbeck, Mallet Street, London WC1E 7HX A poet, essayist and translator, Edgardo Dobry teaches at the University of Barcelona. He has published several books and articles, including Tarde de cristal… Continue Reading →

Film Screening & Talk: ‘Literature and Culture in Times of Transition’

by João Gilberto Noll Friday, 2 October 2009, 6pm, Room B35, Birkbeck, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX The screening of the award-winning film Nunca Fomos Tão Felizes (Murilo Salles, 1984, 90 min), the cinematic adaptation of João Gilberto Noll’s short… Continue Reading →

Lusophone Cinema 2009: A showcase of films from Portuguese speaking countries

7 and 14 November, Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD An event organized by CILAVS and the embassies of Angola, Brazil, Mozambique and Portugal. For programme details, please click on Lusophone Cinema 2009 .

‘Picturing Urban Scenes’ by Paulo César da Costa Gomes & Letícia Parente

Wednesday, 14 October 2009, 12.30pm, Room B18, Birkbeck, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX In what ways can geography work with images? To what extent can public spaces be seen as a scene? Our aim is to analyse how social actions… Continue Reading →

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