Foundational Films: Early Cinema and Modernity in Brazil. Mapping out a New Space of Analysis

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Engagement – Public lecture/debate/seminar


In this talk, Maite Conde will discuss her new book 'Foundational Films: Early Cinema and Modernity in Brazil'. She will map how early cinema has previously been theorised in Brazil, revealing its links to utopian discourses that emerged in the late 1950s and early 1960s, discourses that were connected to the emergence of a new cinema. Moving away from these historical theories, she will chart a ‘new historical’ landscape of early film culture – production, reception and exhibition – exploring its links to contemporary intertexts and paratexts that allow us to understand ways in which the cinematic medium was tied to the invention of modern life in Brazil.
Period13 Nov 2018
Event typeSeminar