Conf/CfP - Change is Possible and Necessary: New Perspectives on Wim Wenders as Filmmaker and Visual Critic, Feb. 24–25, 2017, University of Richmond


Deadline:

October 01, 2016

Event Date:

February 24, 2017 - February 25, 2017


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Call for Papers

In the 1980s and 1990s, Wenders’ most admired pictures (Alice in the Cities, Paris, Texas, Wings of Desire) were the topic of a number of important essays. Several books sought to identify the central themes of his films and to delineate a Wendersian aesthetic.
In the past fifteen years or so, by contrast, there have been few contributions to “Wenders studies.” In other words, critical acclaim and regular reviews in the mainstream and specialized presses, both in Europe and in the United States, have not translated into a heightened presence in the fields of film studies and German studies, or in more interdisciplinary conversations about visual culture.

Proposal Topics

  • Wenders in the Twenty-First Century
  • New Research on Wenders’ “Classics”
  • Wenders’ Trajectory as a Filmmaker and Visual Artist
  • Wenders as a Theorist of Visual Culture
  • Wenders and his collaborators
  • Teaching Wenders

Aim of the Conference

This conference aims at filling that gap and at bringing new intellectual energy to the scholarship on Wenders’ body of work. It brings together scholars from North America, Europe, and elsewhere to discuss all things Wenders and take stock of his major contributions to the visual arts.



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June 29, 2016
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