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Symposium on Chantal Ackerman's Cinema

Chantal Akerman

When: Friday, April 28, 2017
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM Central

Where: Kresge Hall, Rm. 1515, 1880 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: $0

Contact: Phil Hoskins   (847) 491-5490

Group: Department of French and Italian

Co-Sponsor: Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities

Category: Academic


Camera Materna: Chantal Akerman’s Object Relations
LORI MARSO, Political Science, Union College

Depression and Political Will
BRIAN PRICE, Cinema Studies, University of Toronto

“Don’t Forget About Us”: Maternality and History in News From Home
JANE BLOCKER, Art History, University of Minnesota

On Rights of Way
MEGHAN SUTHERLAND, Cinema Studies, University of Toronto

Free and open to everyone.


Chantal Anne Akerman was a Belgian film director, artist and professor of film at the City College of New York. Her best-known film is Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975). According to film scholar Gwendolyn Audrey Foster, Akerman's influence on feminist filmmaking and avant-garde cinema has been substantial.


A SYMPOSIUM brought to you by the Northwestern Image Lab, the Department of French & Italian, and the Alumnae of Northwestern.

Co-sponsored by Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences; French Interdisciplinary Group; Department of Radio/Television/Film, Screen Cultures Center, Screen Cultures Program; Department of Art Theory & Practice; Gender & Sexuality Studies Program; Center for Global Culture and Communication; Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities; Comparative Literary Studies Program; Department of Art History; Department of Political Science

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