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Around the World in 10 Films

February 23, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
School of Education, Cubberley Auditorium

Pavle Levi, Professor of Film Studies in the Department of Art & Art History and Faculty Director of the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies

Class Description:
This class explores a variety of global themes pertaining to the cultural heterogeneity, political diversity, and socio-economic differences in the contemporary world, and does so through a comparative study of the dynamics and history of international cinema.  A cross-regional emphasis, alongside thematic and aesthetic analysis, grounds the in-depth exploration of films from countries around the world.  In this one-hour lecture, Professor Levi will focus on the topic of multiculturalism and the origins of cinema. Reaching as far back as the Lumiere Brothers' invention of the movies, he will consider the then prevalent Eurocentric views, and contrast these with some relevant present-day filmmaking practices.

Pavle Levi is a Professor of Film Studies in the Department of Art & Art History, and Faculty Director of the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies at Stanford. His primary areas of research and teaching include European cinema, aesthetics and ideology, film and media theory, and avant-garde art and cinema. He is the author of several books - Jolted Images: Unbound Analytic (Amsterdam University Press, 2017), Cinema by Other Means (Oxford University Press, 2012), and Disintegration in Frames: Aesthetics and Ideology in the Yugoslav and Post-Yugoslav Cinema(Stanford University Press, 2007).  Professor Levi is the recipient of the 2011 Gores Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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