Haunted by Godard

Thursday, May 25
2:20 pm – 3:00 pm (CEST)
keynote speech

Jean-Luc Godard was haunted by cinema and his work reimagined film history. David Sterritt explores how hauntology—a concept developed by Jacques Derrida—can illuminate Godard’s oeuvre and his anxieties about cinema’s past, present and future.

The Eras of Godard: A Phenomenological Approach

Thursday, May 25
3:00 pm – 3:20 pm (CEST)

Jean-Luc Godard’s cinematic legacy is not a monolith, but a multiplicity of eras. Glen Norton uses a phenomenological approach to outline the great master’s cinematic evolution as a continual disavowal of his past work, redefining Godard’s oeuvre as a self-correcting, thinking entity.

Godard’s Chromatic Fabric

Thursday, May 25
3:20 pm – 3:40 pm (CEST)

“It’s not blood in Pierrot le fou,” said Jean-Luc Godard in 1965, “but red.” Tamara Tasevska, in response to this frequently cited Godardism, argues that the quote reveals more than the great director’s use of color as a means of Brechtian distancing—namely, his penchant to use color to highlight provocative connections between aesthetics and politics.