tiistai 24. maaliskuuta 2009

Kaurismäki-seminaari 8.5.2009 (Helsinki)

Perjantaina 8.5.09 klo 9.30-18.00 Helsingin yliopiston Tutkijakollegium järjestää seminaarin Disjointed Visions: The Cinema of Aki Kaurismäki.

Puhujina ovat Thomas Elsaesser (Amsterdamin yliopisto), Peter Schepelern (Kööpenhaminan yliopisto), Seppo Knuuttila (Joensuun yliopisto), Satu Kyösola (TAIK), Erkki Pekkilä (Helsingin yliopisto). Vapaa pääsy.


Paikka: Helsingin yliopiston päärakennus, sali 13 (Fabianinkatu 33).

Disjointed Visions: The Cinema of Aki Kaurismäki
Friday May 8, 2009
University of Helsinki
All Presentations to be held in Main Building, Room 13 (Päärakennus, sali 13)

Critics writing on Aki Kaurismäki’s cinema have come to a consensus about his status as a national auteur. Scholars have debated the films’ cinematic treatment of nostalgia and melancholy, the parameters of national cinema and European cinema in the face of film culture’s globalization, as well as Kaurismäki’s films’ status with respect to postmodern aesthetics and culture. The title of the symposium refers to the ironic and contradictory character of Kaurismäki’s films, but also to the multiple perspectives possible in approaches to Kaurismäki’s cinema. The symposium brings together a diverse group of scholars to challenge the categories of debate, invigorate critical and scholarly discussion of it, and to broaden conceptions Kaurismäki’s work. Thomas Elsaesser and Peter Schepelern will provide European views while a crossdiciplinary group of Finnish scholars will provide fresh perspectives from the Finnish cultural context.

9.30 Opening Remarks
9.40 Music in the Films of Aki Kaurismäki, Erkki Pekkilä (Univ. of Helsinki)
Commentator: Susanna Välimäki (Univ. of Helsinki)
10.45 Coffee
11.15 Plenary 1 Hitting Bottom: Kaurismäki's Abject Subjects, Thomas Elsaesser (Univ. of Amsterdam)
Commentator: Henry Bacon (Univ. of Helsinki)
12.45 Lunch
14.00 The Children of Saturn: The Dynamics of Melancholy in Aki Kaurismäki's Films, Satu Kyösola (University of Art and Design, Helsinki)
Commentator: Sara Heinämaa (Univ. of Helsinki)
15.00 How Differences Make Finnishness: Ironic Nostalgia in Kaurismäki's Films, Seppo Knuuttila (Univ. of Joensuu)
Commentator: Jyrki Nummi (Univ. of Helsinki)
16.00 Coffee
16.30 Plenary 2: The Element of Crime and Punishment: Aki Kaurismäki as Nordic Auteur, Peter Schepelern (Univ. of Copenhagen)
Commentator: Susanna Paasonen (Univ. of Helsinki)
17.45 Closing Remarks