October at Penn

There's a bevvy of great TV and film studies talks coming this month at Penn:

Wednesday, October 10, 5:00 pm
231 Fisher Bennett-Hall
Annette Kolodny. "Tropic Trapping in Mel Gibson's Apocalypto and Joseph Nicolar's Life and Traditions of the Red Man"

Thursday, October 11, 10:30 am
138 Fisher-Bennett Hall
Lynn Spigel. "Designing the Smart House: Posthuman Domesticity and Conspicuous Production"

Thursday, October 18, 5:30 pm
113 Jaffe Building
William Boddy ."’Is it TV Yet?’: Visions of the Post-Broadcast Television Audience"

Plus, a number of Werner Herzog events:

Monday, October 22, 6:30 pm
Slought Foundation
"Walking on Ice: Werner Herzog's Metaphysics of Filmmaking"
A public conversation about the work of Werner Herzog. This event will feature Timothy Corrigan, Thomas Y. Levin, Heidi Schlipphacke, and Alan Singer in a conversation introduced by Karen Beckman, and has been jointly organized by Tim Corrigan and Aaron Levy on the occasion of "Ecstatic Truth: Documenting Herzog 'Documenting,'" an exhibition exploring the work of Werner Herzog, on display in the Slought Foundation galleries from October 22 through November 15, 2007.

Tuesday, October 23, 7:00 pm
International House
Screening of ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD (Werner Herzog, 2007)

Wednesday, October 24, 5:00 pm
B-1 Meyerson Hall
Werner Herzog in conversation with Paul Holdengraber: Was the 20th Century a Mistake?

Thursday, October 25, 7:30 pm
Slought Foundation
"Ecstatic Truth: Documenting Herzog 'Documenting'"
A public conversation between Werner Herzog and Karen Beckman. This event has been organized in conjunction with an exhibition featuring work by Werner Herzog, accompanied by images of the filmmaker by photographer Beat Presser. The exhibition will include manifestos, films, and photographs that engage Herzog's continued explorations of "ecstatic truth" and the boundary between fiction and documentary practice.


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