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Conference: Dilemmas of Religion and Secularity in Contemporary European Cinema, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, 7-8 October 2011‏


INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE: "Dilemmas of Religion and Secularity in Contemporary European Cinema" Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona 7-8 October, 2001 will be help open to public and without participation fee.

PROGRAM
Friday, 7 October, 2011 (Mercè Rodoreda)
14.00-14.10: Welcome
* Camil Ungureanu (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) & Costica Bradatan (Texas Tech University, USA)
 
14.10-15.20 Key-note address
* Geoffrey Nowell-Smith (University of London, UK): “Pasolini, the Sacred, and the Politics of Negation”
* Moderator: Jolyon Mitchell (University of Edinburgh, UK)

15.30-16.40 Key-note address
* Alexander Düttmann (University of London, UK): “Seeing the Others?”
* Moderator: John Caruana (Ryerson University, Canada)
* Jolyon Mitchell (University of Edinburgh, UK): “All Quiet on the Cinematic Front: Searching for Peaceful Religion in European Cinema”.
* Sofia Sjö (Åbo Akademi University, Finland): “Conflict or Community?: Religion in Contemporary Nordic Film”
* Moderator: Ivan Pintor (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

18.20-19.45 Film showing
* Ten years of terror followed by a debate with the film’s co-director, Simon Critchley (New School for Social Research, USA)
* Moderator: Costica Bradatan (Texas Tech University, USA)

Saturday, 8 October, 2011 (Jaume I)
10.00-11.30
* Camil Ungureanu (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain): “Radical evil, gratuitous violence and the refusal of reconciliation: interpreting Lars von Trier´s Antichrist”
* Nathan Abrams (Bangor University, UK): “The Banality of Evil: Kubrick, Polanski and the Reinvention of Horror”
* Moderator: Costica Bradatan (Texas Tech University, USA)

11.50-13:00 Key-note address
* Simon Critchley (New School for Social Research, USA): “The Faith of the Faithless”
* Moderator: Ana Devic (Dogus University, Turkey)

14.30-16.00
* Costica Bradatan (Texas Tech University, USA): “Trapped in History. A Reading of Kieslowski’s Blind Chance.”
* John Caruana (Ryerson University, Canada): “Bruno Dumont’s Cinema: Nihilism and the Collapse of the Christian Imaginary”
* Moderator: Nathan Abrams (Bangor University, UK)

16.15-17.45
* Ana Devic (Dogus University, Turkey): “Individualized Ethics and Religious Collectivism in the Cinema of Yugoslavia and Its Successor States”
* Erminia Passannanti (Brunel University, UK): “Representations of Christ and gender in European cinema”
* Moderator: Sofia Sjö (Åbo Akademi University, Finland)
 
20.15: Dinner
Participation is free and open to the public.
Organizers:
Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Spain) in collaboration with Texas Tech University (USA)