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November 16, 2011

Fall 2011 CCS Noon Lecture Series - Darrell William Davis


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Darrell William Davis, Honorary Associate Professor, Department of Visual Studies, Lingnan University, Hong Kong

Second Coming: The Legacy of Taiwan New Cinema

November 29, 2011
Tuesday 12 noon to 1:00 pm
Room 1636 School of Social Work Building
1080 South University

New Cinema's visibility sterns not just from directors but from its homeland convictions, approach, and techniques. Taiwan-as-homeland though, is a contested, mutating idea, depending on who mobilizes it and to what end. New cinema began by exploring the home and family of Bildungsroman and then opened toward sociopolitical, historical aspects of Taiwan. This talk accounts for the shifting meanings of home (xiangtu), with respect to nativism, geopolitical shifts and visual expressions.

Darrell W. Davis specializes in Japanese and Chinese-language film and media. Author of Picturing Japaneseness: Monumental Style, National Identity, Japanese Film (Columbia University Press, 1996), co-author of Taiwan Film Directors: a Treasure Island (Columbia University Press, 2005), East Asian Screen Industries (British Film Institute, 2008) and co-editor of Cinema Taiwan: Politics, Popularity and State of the Arts (Routledge, 2007), as well as having published over 30 articles and book chapters.

Posted by zzhu at November 16, 2011 03:17 PM