Graduate Student Colloquia

Graduate Coloquium: October 25, 2012

   Thursday, October 25, 2012
  195 College Avenue
  Potluck - Halloween Theme - 5:30pm
  Colloquium - 7:00pm

In this presentation, Tara will discuss the documentary mode in the work of Chinese filmmaker Jia Zhangke, paying particular attention to his 2008 film, “24 City”, about the closing of a factory to make way for a housing development. Tara argues that the tension between the documentary form and the fictionalized elements of the film are part of a particular poetics in Jia’s work, a poetics that posits new modes of understanding and remembering in contemporary Chinese experience.