CCEAE/CCGES-Université de Montréal
du lundi 16 au vendredi 27 juillet 2012

Séminaire d’été à Berlin Summer School 2012

APPEL DE CANDIDATURESÉcole d’été 2012 en études interdisciplinaires allemandes et européennes
Summer School 2012 for Interdisciplinary German and European Studies

Financée par le Service allemand d’échanges universitaires DAAD, le CCEAE (Université de Montréal et York University), le CERES Toronto

Sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), CCGES (McGill University, Université de Montréal, and York University), and CERES (University of Toronto)

July 16 – 27, 2012
University of the Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany

Globalizing European Cinema :
Mobility, Markets, and the Traffic in Images

Co-Organizers :
Dr. Michael Cowan, Assoc. Prof. of German & World Cinema, McGill University
Dr. Angelica Fenner, Assoc. Prof. of German & Cinema Studies, University of Toronto

Course Description :

This team-taught seminar offers graduate students across the humanities and social sciences from the Université de Montréal, McGill University, the University of Toronto, and York University the opportunity to earn course credit at their home institution while enrolled in a graduate seminar in Berlin, Germany conducted in English by Canadian faculty. Fellowship monies towards airfare and room and board are available. Students will be responsible for organizing their own housing ; a list of recommended and affordable hotels within walking distance of the University of Fine Arts will be provided.

The seminar will examine how recent debates on the globalization of European societies are being addressed in contemporary German and European cinema. While the issues at stake in these debates may sustain a degree of specificity according to region and nation, they also display commonalities within a European Union whose territorial boundaries are simultaneously shrinking and expanding. These transformations have shaped recent cinema both thematically – with questions of labour, migration, human rights and religion taking centre-stage – and at the level of production and style, as European films increasingly involve transnational financing, technical and artistic collaboration, and distribution.

Daily screenings of feature films, animation, documentary, and experimental shorts will focalize interdisciplinary readings hailing from sociology, political science, history, cultural theory, and philosophy. Issues such as ecology and energy, labor and discipline, citizenship and hospitality, biopower and surveillance, terrorism and dissidence, the legacy of radical politics, and the changing role of religion will be explored through diverse thinkers, who may include Giorgio Agamben, Alain Badiou, Zygmunt Baumann, Ulrich Beck, Manuell Castells, Gilles Deleuze, Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, Jürgen Habermas, Peter Sloterdyjk, and Slavoj Zizek.

To Apply

Please submit via email attachment to the coordinator at your respective institution a one-page letter of interest outlining your academic background, your research interests, and how the seminar would enhance your graduate studies :

Université de Montréal : Prof. Barbara Thériault