Film: Indebted Reflections (MMLA 2012)

Lars von Trier’s movies constantly thematize debt, but never so memorably as in Dancer in the Dark which links hospitality to insanity and blindness, and, yet, such giving, such indebtedness, is also framed by an excessive, formal exuberance as Selma (played by Björk) dances and sings her way to the gallows.

Our panel will consider the following non-exclusive list of questions: How is giving thematized and formally represented in film? How do directors (in ...

Sponsoring Organization(s) : 
Todd Comer and Isaac Vayo (Midwest Modern Language Association)
Event Name: 
MMLA 2012
Event type: 
Event
Event date: 
Thursday, November 8, 2012 to Sunday, November 11, 2012
Event Location: 
Cincinnati, Ohio, US
Abstract due date: 
Friday, June 1, 2012
Categories: 
Postcolonial
Digital Humanities
American
Hispanic & Latino
Interdisciplinary
French
British
German
Genre & Form
Popular Culture
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