Lost Pasts/Broken Futures: Forgetting as Narrative Crisis in Film: NEMLA April 7-11 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Thomas Knauer
contact email: 
thomas.knauer@sunyit.edu

NEMLA, Montreal, Quebec April 7-11 2010

Lost Pasts/Broken Futures: Forgetting as Narrative Crisis in Film
Numerous films--from Memento and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind to Manchurian Candidate and Spellbound--are preoccupied with acts of forgetting. More than just a plot element, forgetting serves as a narrative device that keeps afloat multiple narrative possibilities, forcing the viewer to engage manifold variables by denying the possibility of a singular narrative. This panel invites papers that investigate how the act of forgetting--rather than the attempt to remember--is used as a narrative device in film. Send abstracts to Thomas Knauer at thomas.knauer@sunyit.edu.

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film_and_television
international_conferences
popular_culture
theory