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Centro de Estudos de Comunicação e Linguagens/Instituto de História de Arte - Universidade Nova de Lisboa


International Conference on PHOTOGRAPHY AND CINEMA: 50 Years of Chris Marker's La Jetée


Lisbon, 27 and 28 November

Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Faculty of Social and Human Sciences



Fifty years have passed since Chris Marker's "La Jetée" (1962) release blurred the frontiers between photography and film. This anniversary will be the occasion to promote a two-day forum of debate on photography and film's mutual influence, as well as on the prevailing themes brought about by Chris Marker's work (memory and image, trauma, image and narrative). Theorizing photography and film (ontologies, histories) has been a core issue since digital revolution and scholars have, in recent years, produced a substancial and fascinating criticism on the relation between the two media (e.g. Doane, Raymond Bellour, Rancière, Laura Mulvey, James Elkins gave significant contributions to this debate).

This conference aims to foster new debates on these media ontologies. Possible subjects include:


.Theorising Chris Marker's "La Jetée"

. Differentiating ontologies of film and photography

. Relating ontologies of film and photography

. Memory, film and photography

. Image and trauma

. Similarities in photography and film genre

. Photography, film and dream

. The role of sound track in cinema

. Visions of space

. Science fiction


Please submit a 300 words abstract to the adresses given above, as well as a brief bio, by September 30th. Panelists will be informed by October 15th, whether they have been accepted or rejected. If accepted a deadline to make an inscription and pay the conference fee (45 Euros) will be set.


The conference is beeing promoted by Centro de Estudos de Comunicação e Linguagens (CECL) and Instituto de História de Arte (IHA) and will be held at Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas.


Email to:

Margarida Medeiros



Teresa Mendes Flores



Joana Cunha Leal