"The Sound of Europe: Film Sound and the Experience of Europe in Fatih Akin’s Cinema""The Sound of Europe: Film Sound and the Experience of Europe in Fatih Akin’s Cinema"http://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/204041Stokes 102 - Humanities Center2012-04-24T16:30:002012-04-24T18:00:00
April 24, 4:30PM–6:00PM
Stokes 102 - Humanities Center
A talk by Dr. Berna Gueneli, Assistant Professor of German at St. Lawrence University
Berna Gueneli's talk is a product of her research on contemporary European cinema and examines the changing sounds of Europe of the 21st century. Dr. Gueneli argues that Akin's films, The Edge of Heaven in particular, highlight new diverse visions of Europe that go beyond a Europe as conceptualized on terms of the EU's socioeconomic alliance. This is achieved, among other things, through the filmic sound. The sound of Europe (language and music) testifies to a (filmic) normalization of multilingualism and musical heterogeneity in the new Europe. By discussing examples from Akin's cinema, Dr. Gueneli shows that various languages, dialects, and accents, as well as the dubbed and mixed music from North, South, or East European regions, invite the audience to aurally experience a new interrelational Europe that goes beyond the existing borders of a geo-political Europe.
Tea, coffee and cookies will be provided.
Presented by the German Dept. and The Center for Peace and Global Citizenship.
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