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International conference on film history

October 5–6, 2007
Tallinn, Art Museum of Estonia, Kumu auditorium

Abstracts [pdf]


Friday, October 5
  • 9.30 Registration
  • 9.45 Conference welcome
  • 10.00 Dina Iordanova (University of St. Andrews, UK)
    Paternalist omnipresence: state ownership of cinema and its ironies
  • 10.45 Katarzyna Marciniak (Ohio University, USA)
    How does cinema become lost? The spectral power of socialism
  • 11.30–11.45 Coffee break
  • 11.45 Katie Trumpener (Yale University, USA)
    “When do we get our cinema?” Stalinist populism and East German media critique
  • 12.30 Bj¸rn S¸renssen (Norges teknisk-naturvitskaplege universitet, Norway)
    Real men of marble: the disappearing image of the working class in East European film
  • 13.15–14.15 Lunch
  • 14.15 Ewa Mazierska (University of Central Lancashire, UK)
    Politics of space in Polish communist cinema
  • 15.00 Elisabetta Girelli (University of St. Andrews, UK)
    Negotiating space: private, public, and the subversion of place in The L-Shaped Room (Bryan Forbes, 1962) and Closely Observed Trains (Jiri Menzel, 1966)
  • 15.30–15.45 Coffee break
  • 15.45 Eva Näripea (Estonian Academy of Arts / Estonian Literary Museum)
    Spatial discourse of the Soviet Estonian feature film, 1947–1959
  • 16.15 Natalia Zlydneva (Institute for Slavic Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences / Institute for World Culture, Moscow State University)
    The avant-garde trace in educational cinema of the 1950s
Saturday, October 6
  • 9.30 Anikó Imre (University of Southern California, USA)
    Creatures of nostalgia: children’s entertainment during socialism
  • 10.15 Petra Hanáková (Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic)
    Stylistic and generic hybridity in Czech cinema (popular cinema from the 1960s to the 1980s)
  • 11.00–11.15 coffee break
  • 11.15 Irina Novikova (University of Latvia)
    Baltic cinemas – flashbacks in/out of the house
  • 12.00 Peeter Torop (University of Tartu, Estonia)
    Poetics of resistance: The Last Relic and/as Estonian film after 1968
  • 12.30 Tiina Lokk (Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia)
    Lost generation
  • 13.00 Mari Laaniste (Estonian Academy of Arts, Institute of Art History)
    Pushing the limits: Priit Pärn’s animated cartoons from 1977 to 1987 and Soviet cinema censorship
  • 13.30–14.30 Lunch
  • 14.30–15.50 Screening: Insanity (dir. Kaljo Kiisk, Tallinnfilm (Estonia), 1968)
  • 15.50–16.00 Coffee break
  • 16.00–17.00 Panel discussion