Papers on Documentary at NECS 2012

The NECS 2012 Conference:
Time Networks: Screen and Media Memory

Lisbon, 21.june – 23.june 2012

hosted by the New University of Lisbon and the University of Coimbra

During the conference, the following papers about reseach on documentary film will be presented:

THURSDAY 21st JUNE 2012. 9-10:45.

Panel A1. Film Time and Feminist Phenomenology:
Delphine Bénézet (London). Agnès Varda, a Woman within History

Panel A7. Changing practices of memory staging: The cultural dynamics of home movies:
Susan Aasman (Groningen) From archival desire to performative pleasures. The changing status of home movies in the digital age
Annamaria Motrescu (Cambridge) ’Cross-genre’ home movies, religious narratives and British imperial studies
Martina Roepke (Amsterdam) Private images, public viewing. Extending the home mode of communication
Alexandra Schneider (Amsterdam) Towards a Media Archaeology of the Home Movie – Private Filmmaking in the Age of Network Culture

Panel A9. Time, Memory and Place. Symbolic Constructions in Documentary and Avant-garde Film

María Soliña Barreiro (Barcelona) “History must be burned”: Temporal iconoclasm as politics of memory in the Interwar’s Avant-garde
Iván Villarmea Álvarez (Zaragoza) The memory of places: Patrick Keiller’s psychogeographical documentaries
María Luna (Barcelona) Breaking times: Documentary representation in places of forced displacement
Diego Zavala Scherer (Monterrey, Mexico) Mythic and Non-Mythic Representations of Mexican Revolution through Documentary

Panel A10. Power of Programming: Festivals, Identity and Politics

Dunja Jelenkovic (Versailles) Role of Politics in Selection of Film Programs – Yugoslav Documentary and Short Film Festival in the Time of Wars of 1990s


11.00 – 12.45

Panel B4. Myths, Emotions and Oblivions. Recovery of Francoist Francoist Memory in Spanish Documentary (chair: Aida Vallejo Vallejo, Madrid).

Elena Oroz (Tarragona) Women in blue over a background of stone. The gendered articulation of national history in Francoist cinematographic propaganda (1939-1945)
Laura Gómez Vaquero (Madrid) Memory and women in the Spanish documentary film of the 70´s: crisis, melancholy and confession
Sonia García López (Madrid) Filling up the memory holes. Alzheimer disease and recent history in Spanish documentary

Panel B7. Non-Theatrical Memories

Louis Pelletier (Montreal) Showmanship in the Home: The Multiple Temporalities of Amateur Cinema
Eric Poirier (Montreal) Archives of Happiness: the Social Role of Home Movies
Caroline Martel (Montreal) Whose Memory? Industrial Images and Representations

Panel B8. Filmic temporalities: transitions and intersections between genres, formats and technologies of memory

Arild Fetveit (Copenhagen) The role of fiction in essay films
Laura Rascaroli (Cork) Memory in transit: the essay film and the flitting image of the past
Efrén Cuevas (Navarra) The aura of home movies: time and memory in the transition from analogical to digital film
Stefano Odorico (Bremen) Reality, memory and digital technologies in interactive documentaries

B9. Docudrama and the Reprocessing of History

Chair: Tobias Ebbrecht (Weimar) and Derek Paget (Reading)

Bergström Åsa (Lund) Swedish Mediated Memories – A Historical Journey Through the Borderlands of Fact and Fiction
Milly Buonanno (Roma) The Politics of memory and Identity in Contemporary Italian TV Drama
Georges Fournier (Lyon) Docudrama and the Revisiting of History
Victoria Pastor-González (London) From the Local to the Universal, Spanish Docudrama Tackles World History



Panel C7. Archival Practices

Chris Wahl ((Potsdam-Babelsberg) Flashback to the Moment of Shooting: The Archival Image in Slow Motion
Andrea Meuzelaar (Amsterdam) Muslims in the Archive of Sound and Vision: Navigating Television History Through the Archival Prism
Vinzenz Hediger (Frankfurt) A Medium of Amnesia: Film, the Archive, and the Anthropological Revolution of Recorded Time
Sebastian Höglinger (Vienna) Pictures in the Sky: 19th Century’s Superlative Image-Archives in Between Science and Fiction

Panel C9. Theorising Documentary Film

Annelies van Noortwijk (Groningen) Representations of Memory in Contemporary Documentary
Salomé Lamas (Coimbra) Problems of Translation and Critique in Documentary Cinema
Manuela Penafria (Covilhã) Emotions in Documentary Film

Panel C10. Key Festival Challenges: Past, Present and Future

Aida Vallejo Vallejo (Madrid) Festival Dependencies. Documentary, Europe and the Crisis


15.45 – 17.30

Panel D1. Painting a Hypnotic Image: “Regressive” Reflections of Cinematic Mediality and Memory

Király Hajnal (Lisbon) Photographic Stills, Tableaux Vivants as Sites of Cinematic Memory in Manuel de Oliveira’s Films

Panel D3. Portuguese Cinematic Memories of Conflict

Susana Viegas (Lisbon) An art of the past, an art of the present: Susana de Sousa Dias’ 48
Daniel Ribas (Aveiro/Bragança) Disturbed Families: film and violence in João Canijo

D6. Avant-Garde Cinema

Lydia Nsiah (Vienna) Unifying Rhythm in Animation: Len Lye’s Avant-gardistic Advertising Film The Birth of the Robot
Rebecca Sheehan (Cambridge, USA) “Keeping You in the Present”: Ernie Gehr, Stan Brakhage and the Mind out of Time
Pedro Rodrigues (Lisbon) “The Past and the Present”: Music, Memory and Avant-Garde in the Portuguese Cinema Novo

D7. Archive/Found Footage and Memory

Judit Pieldner (Cluj-Napoca) Media Memory: The Temporality of Archive Footage in Gábor Bódy’s Films
Daniel Kulle (Hamburg) Remememememememememememememememememembering Media History: Found Footage, Loops and the Experimental Films of Martin Arnold
Malin Wahlberg (Stockholm) Revelation and Enactment of TV Memories: “Found Footage” and the Untold Story of The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
Veronika Rall (Zurich) Cinema as Mnemotopia: Memory, Archive and Archeology in Films-About-Cinema

D9. TV and Documentary

Anna Zoellner (Leeds) Was Everything Better in the Good Old Days?: Documentary Production for Television
Susan Ericsson (Montreal) Teen Recollection of Early Sexual Practices: Representational and Narrative Strategies in the Documentary Middle School Confessions
Samara Chadwick (EMJD – Cultural Studies in Literary Interzones) The Truth Lies in its Avoidance: New Breeds of Non-Fiction Film


18.00 – 19.30 KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Elizabeth Cowie (University of Kent) Experiencing Time between Fiction and Documentary: Memory, Affect and the Digital


FRIDAY 22nd JUNE 2012

09.00 – 10.45

Panel E9. Tackling Trauma

Aine O’Healy (Los Angeles) Trauma, Memory, and Audiovisual Activism: Documenting Mediterranean Migrations
Ingrid Ryberg (Stockholm) Dare Remember: Sexual Trauma, Temporality and Documentary as Therapy.

11.00 – 12.45

Panel F3. Portuguese Cinema

Nuno Barradas Jorge (Nottingham) Fragmented Memory: Remembrance and Oblivion in the Work of Pedro Costa
Patricia Vieira (Washington) The Instant and the Event in the Cinema of Pedro Costa


13.45 – 15.30

Panel G3. European National Memories

Sanjin Pejkovic (Lund) The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Documentary Images of Josip Broz Tito After 1989

G7. Archive/Found Footage and Politics

Daniela Agostinho (Lisbon) The Ghetto (Re-)framed: Inhabiting the Nazi Gaze in A Film Unfinished
Mats Jönsson (Lund) Innocence by Association
Feigelson Kristian (Paris) Traces of Terezin (1944)
Liz Greene (Belfast) Documenting Time Through the Archives in Bernadette: Notes on a Political Journey (2011, Lelia Doolan)

Panel G9. Two and Three Dimensions

Jesko Jockenhövel (Potsdam-Babelsberg) Space and Time in 3D Documentaries: Wim Wender’s Pina and Werner Herzog’s The Cave of Forgotten Dreams
Maja Manojlovic (Los Angeles) The Space-Time of 3D: In the Intervals/Interstices of The Cave of Forgotten Dreams
Asli Ozgen-Tuncer (Amsterdam) Aesthetics of Mo(ve)ment: From The Cave of Forgotten Dreams to Early Cinema


15.45 – 17.30 PANELS H1 – H10

Panel H2. (Re)Writing History

Diana Popa (St. Andrews) The Great Communist Bank Robbery (2004): “Rememorizing” the Past

Panel H3. Political Views on Screen

Ruzanna Amiraghyan (Yerevan, Armenia) Online Media and the Political Processes in Armenia
Walid el Houri (Amsterdam) Streets, Screens and People in the Arab Uprising


18.00 – 19.30 KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Andreas Fickers (Universiteit Maastricht)

Analogue Memory Machines: A Techno-Melancholic Retrospective



09.00 – 10.45 PANELS I1 – I10

Panel I2. Traveling and Public spaces

Hedwig Wagner (Weimar) Fiction Borders — Border Fictions: On Chantal Akerman’s Border Travelings

Panel I3. Excavating Political, Cinematic and Personal Memories

Stella Bruzzi (Warwick) Memory, Re-enactment and Equivalent Events

Panel I5. Film as the Screen and the Mirror of Culture and Consciousness

Ilda Teresa de Castro (Lisbon) Costello´s Holocaust: images of horror in Resnais and Monson


11.00 – 12.45 PANELS J1 – J8

Panel J2. Bergson and Film

Catarina Mourão (Edinburgh) Ghosts in the House of Gávea: Daydreaming and forgetting in Santiago, a Feature Documentary by João Moreira Salles

Panel J3. Orienting Europe: Borders of Memory

Isabel Dzierson (Konstanz) An Ear for Little Aliens: Documentary Narratives of Undocumented Migration into the EU
Marco Purpura (Berkeley) Migrant Stardom and Racial Masquerade: Fabrizio Gatti’s Undercover Journalism between Literature, Documentary, and New Media
Alex Lambrow (Berkeley) Auschwitz as Heritage Site: Regimes of Circulation in Thalheim’s Am Ende kommen Touristen 
Respondent: Deniz Göktürk (Berkeley)

13.45 – 15.30 PANELS K1 – K10

Panel K8. Television’s New Spaces of Participation

Berber Hagedoorn (Utrecht) The performance of cultural memory in multi-platform TV documentary

15.45 – 17.30 PANELS L1 – L10

Panel L6. Video Sharing and Social Networks

Abigail Keating (Cork) The Interactive Home Movie: Individual and Collective Memory in the Age of Web 2.0

Panel L9. Film and History

Susana Duarte (Lisbon) Only Cinema Can Tell History: Jean-Luc Godard, Archaeologist of Images

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