Colloquium “Poetry and Documentary”

Friday, 13 May 2016
at the University of Chicago, Center in Paris, 6 rue Thomas Mann, Paris 13ème

Organized by Robert Bird (Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Department of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago)

PROGRAM

9:45am Welcome and introduction (Robert Bird)

10am
Joshua Kotin on the shared ontology of the lyric and documentary (and on Frank Kuenstler)

10:45am
Barbara Wurm on Dziga Vertov in the 1920s

11:30am
Valérie Pozner on Osip Brik’s film work

12:15pm
Antonio Somaini on László Moholy-Nagy’s documentary film Impression vom alten Marseiller Hafen, Vieux Port (Impressions of the Old Port of Marseille, 1929)

1pm Lunch

2pm
Peter Bagrov on poetry and popular science

2:45pm
Lytle Shaw on the New American poets and the U.S. State as competing documentarians

3:30pm
Robert Bird on Andrei Tarkovsky’s Mirror and Dziga Vertov’s poetic documentaries    

4:15pm
Jeremy Hicks on Lyrical tendencies in Brezhnev era World War Two Compilation Documentaries: The Soldier was Walking (Shel soldat, Marina Babak, 1975)

5:00pm
Viktor Kosakovskii, ¡Vivan las Antipodas! (104m)

Working languages: English and French