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The press : an essential resource for film studies

La presse : une source essentielle pour la recherche cinématographique

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Published on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 by Rémi Boivin

Summary

This one-day symposium, organized by Kinétraces, will examine the complex, diverse relationships that link the press, the cinema and the study of film and audiovisual media. Where are the points of contact and exchange between cinema and the press? How do media studies scholars use newspapers, magazines and other periodicals as primary sources in their research? How can researchers characterize the parallel interactions between the press, film and society?

 

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Argument

This one-day symposium, the first organized by Kinétraces, will examine the complex, diverse relationships that link the press, the cinema and the study of film and audiovisual media.

The press, including both specialized film publications and traditional daily newspapers, is an essential archival resource for scholars researching films or gathering historical information. It can even be the only source of information about some films: a majority of all films shot during the silent era are now lost. In addition to providing factual information about production, direction and distribution of films, the press shows the opinons and representations that films have conveyed; in certain cases, the press has also played a specific role in films' development. How can researchers characterize the parallel interactions between the press, film and society?

We aim to show how the press can be a vital source for the study of cinema and media. Where are the points of contact and exchange between cinema and the press? How do media studies scholars use newspapers, magazines and other periodicals as primary sources in their research?

Program

9:30am - Check in and registration

10:00am - Opening remarks: Matthias Steinle, assistant director of IRCAV; Manon Billaut, president of Kinétraces.

The Press: a source for studying films and directors

Moderator: Matthias Steinle

  • 10:20am - Gustavo Coura Guimarães (Ph.D. candidate, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3 – IRCAV). "The cinema of Eduardo Coutinho as seen by foreigners."
  • 10:40am - Lucia Miguel (Ph.D. candidate, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3 – IRCAV). "Land and Freedom: an idealogical conflict beyond images."

11:00am - Discussion

The Press and Film Historiography

Moderator: Laurent Véray

  • 11:20am - Manon Billaut (Ph.D. candidate, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3 – IRCAV. Associate researcher, Performing Arts Department, Bibliothèque Nationale de France). "A relative artistic failure: the cinema of André Antoine seen by his contemporaries."
  • 11:40am - Elodie Tamayo (Ph.D. candidate, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3 – IRCAV. Guest researcher, Cinémathèque Française). "Thinking about the cinema of the atomic era: press clippings in the archives of La Divine Tragédie (unfinished film by Abel Gance, 1947-1975)."
  • 12:00 pm - Dominique Moustacchi (Administrator of the documentary database, CNC-Archives françaises du film). "Film industry publications: what are its uses for a film archive?"

12:20pm - Discussion

12:40pm – 2:00pm: Lunch

Histories of Film Publications

Moderator: Laurent Véray

  • 2:00 - Sophie Hébert and Laurence Lécuyer (Librarians, Cinémathèque française, en charge de la collection des périodiques). "Film magazines in France under the Occupation (1940-1944)."
  • 2:20pm - Bénédicte Rochet (Ph.D. candidate, History department, Université de Namur). "La Cinégraphie Belge: 'The' voice of the film industry under a state of siege."
  • 2:40pm - Emmanuelle Champomier (Ph.D. candidate, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3 – IRCAV. Associate researcher, Cinémathèque Française). "Film magazines in France, 1910-1930: a source of their own history."

3:00pm - Discussion

3:20pm - Coffee break

The Press, Cinema and Parallel Histories

Moderator: Martin Goutte

  • 3:40pm - Nadège Mariotti (History instructor, ESPÉ - Université de Lorraine. Ph.D. candidate, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3 – IRCAV). "Les Damnés de la terre: between journalistic myth and cinematic representation."
  • 4:00pm - Salem Tlemsani (History and Literature instructor. Ph.D. candidate, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3 – IRCAV). "How can cinema and the specialized press help us understand a historical situation? The establishment of the Vichy regime seen through Les Cahiers du Film (winter 1941)."

4:20pm - Discussion

The Press and the Cinema: power and influence

Moderator: Raphaëlle Moine

  • 4:40pm - Jitka de Préval (Ph.D. candidate, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3 – IRCAV). "Filmfare and the Kapoors: complicity or mutual dependence?"
  • 5:00pm - Daniel Morgan (English instructor, Sciences Po Lille. Ph.D. candidate, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3 – IRCAV). "Anecdotal journalism, journalistic cinema? Razzia sur la chnouf and the representation of drugs in the French press of the 1950s."

5:20pm - Discussion

5:40pm - Concluding remarks: Raphaëlle Moine, Director of the Arts and Media doctoral program and Professor, Université Sorbonne-Nouvelle - Paris 3.

Organizing committee

  • Manon Billaut
  • Emmanuelle Champomier
  • Gustavo Coura Guimarães
  • Jitka De Préval
  • Nadège Mariotti
  • Daniel Morgan

Scientific committee

  • Sébastien Layerle, Lecturer, Department of Cinema and Audiovisual Studies, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3
  • Clément Puget, Lecturer, Department of Art, Cinema and the Humanities, Université Michel de Montaigne Bordeaux 3
  • Véronique Rossignol, Director, Bibliothèque du film, Cinémathèque française
  • Matthias Steinle, Lecturer, Department of Cinema and Audiovisual Studies, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3
  • Laurent Véray, Professor, Department of Cinema and Audiovisual Studies, President of the Cinémathèque Universitaire, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3

Places

  • 5, rue de l'Ecole de Médecine
    Paris, France (75006)

Date(s)

  • Thursday, March 13, 2014

Keywords

  • cinéma, presse, source, recherche, histoire, documentaire, film, cinéaste, historiographie, archive

Contact(s)

  • Association Kinétraces
    courriel : kinetraces [at] kinetraces [dot] fr

Reference Urls

Information source

  • Emmanuelle Champomier
    courriel : emmanuelle [dot] champomier [at] gmail [dot] com

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