112th Annual Conference - Riverside Convention Center, California
Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2, 2014

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Film and Literature II

Session Chair: 
Mari-Eve Monette, McGill University
Session 7: Saturday 1:45-3:15pm
RCC Meeting Room 6
Topic Area: 


  1. Joseph Dieme, Humboldt State University
    I will look at how, since the 1960s, film and literature have been contributing to raising awareness about religious extremism and suggesting ways to eradicate it.
  2. Brenda Tyrrell, Iowa State University
    This paper explores Ovid’s tale of Orpheus and Eurydice and the 1959 film Orfeu Negro and focuses on Marcel Camus’s directorial choices in regards to the appearance of the character Hermes and the specific musical choices he employs that allow for the timelessness of Ovid’s myth to continue.
  3. S. Kye Terrasi, University of Washington
    I explore the use of imagery and the character's performative behavior in Anderson's film The Grand Budapest Hotel in conjunction with Zweig's text The World of Yesterday.  Through his visual constructions, Anderson transforms the film from an expression of mere nostalgia to an examination of death, decline and sexuality.
  4. Eddie Eason, University of California, Riverside
    This paper argues that Ernest Hemingway depicts the continuity of wartime into the presumed peace of the 1920s through cinematic aesthetics in In Our Time and The Sun Also Rises. In Hemingway’s Post-WWI fiction, the cinematic functions as a prosthetic, enabling readers to reconcile the shock of wartime with the spectacle of peace even when Hemingway’s alienated expatriate protagonists cannot. 
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