Magic and the American Avant-Garde Cinema

From: Keith Sanborn (email suppressed)
Date: Sun Feb 26 2006 - 16:08:17 PST

The webpage for the conference on Magic and the
American Avant-Garde Cinema is now accessible:

There you will find information about the
speakers, directions to Princeton University and
to 185 Nassau St., where the conference will be
held on Saturday March 11. The conference will
begin with the customary tedious preliminary
remarks (by host P. Adams Sitney) at 9:00am. By
9:30 the first speaker, David Levi Strauss, will
make his presentation; so be sure to arrive by
that time, if you can. Each speaker has been
asked to prepare a thirty minute presentation.,
Some will include film clips. The relatively
brief presentations will permit time for
discussion among the speakers, and then with the
audience at large. We anticipate concluding at

The schedule is as follows:


Preliminary remarks (P. Adams Sitney)

David Levi-Strauss: Magic and Images

Renata Jackson: Maya, Magic, and Film

Tom Gunning: The Rhetoric of Magic: Metaphor and
Transformation as an Alternative Model for
Avant-Garde Film

12:00 - 2:00pm lunch break

2:00 pm

Karen Beckman: ZoŽ Beloff and the Other Sides of Cinema

Robert Kelly: Iconolatry -- Magic High and Low

Rani Singh and William Breeze: Conversion on
Magick and Cinema: Harry Smith and Kenneth Anger.

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