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Featuring the World Premiere of Sergei Eisenstein’s UNPUBLISHED “Notes for a General History of Cinema”
Free and Open to the Public

Sept. 30 & Oct. 1, 2010, Columbia University

SEMINAR: Thursday, Sept. 30
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Columbia University: Faculty House (64 Morningside Drive, New York, NY – click for map)

Speaker: Antonio Somaini (Professor, University of Genoa)
“The Possibilities of Cinema: History as montage in Eisenstein’s ‘Notes for a General History of Cinema'”
Respondent: John MacKay (Professor of Slavic Literature and Language, Yale University)
CONFERENCE: Friday, Oct. 1

9:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Columbia University: 501 Schermerhorn, (1190 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY – click for map) Conference Schedule:

9:00 AM – 10:20 AM    Panel: “Eisenstein and the Comic”

Hannah Frank (Graduate Student in Cinema Studies, University of Chicago)
      “‘A New Kind of Weapon’: Eisenstein’s Drawings as a Theory of the Comic”
Ada Ackerman (Graduate Student in Art History, Paris-Ouest-Nanterre-La Défense and Université de Montréal)
      “Why Daumier’s art seemed so ‘cinematic’ to Eisenstein”
Luka Arsenjuk (Graduate Student in Literature, Duke University)
      “Eisenstein’s Comic Dynamism”

10:20 AM – 10:45 AM Coffee Break

10:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Yuri Tsivian (Professor of Art History, University of Chicago)
            “Chaplin and the Russian Avant-Garde: The Law of Fortuity in Art”
12:15 PM – 1:45 PM Lunch Break

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Masha Salazkina (Associate Professor of Cinema, Concordia University)
       “Eisenstein’s General History of Cinema: General Historical Context”

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Mikhail Iampolski (Professor of Comparative Literature and Russian and Slavic Studies, NYU)
       “Point, Pathos and Totality”

4:00 PM – 4:20 PM Coffee Break

4:20 PM – 6:00 PM Roundtable Discussion
Moderator:  Philip Rosen (Professor of Modern Culture and Media, Brown University)
Participants: Antonio Somaini, Yuri Tsivian, Masha Salazkina, Mikhail Iampolski, John MacKay

6:00 PM – 6:45 PM Reception: Schermerhorn

6:45 PM Film Screening (501 Schermerhorn): News From Ideological Antiquity: Marx – Eisenstein – Capital (Directed by Alexander Kluge, 2008, 84 min.) 
Sponsors: Columbia University Seminars on Cinema & Interdisciplinary Interpretation and Sites of Cinema, The Harriman Institute, Film Program, School of the Arts, Columbia University, Permanent Seminar on Histories of Film Theories, Museo del cinema di Torino, Turin, Italy:



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