Hungarian Film and National Identity: sanctioned and subversive images of the nation
|Dates:||30 January 2014|
|Times:||16:00 - 18:00|
|What is it:||Workshop|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
This cinema-themed workshop, the final workshop in the 2013/14 CRES-CEELBAS Ideologies, Identities and Images in Motion series, offers three perspectives on Hungarian cinematic nation building. It brings together researchers working on crucial, though often overlooked, areas of Hungarian film: censorship of Hungarian and foreign film in the 1920s-40s, anti-Semitism in Hungarian film, and late Communist animation. The three papers will seek to demonstrate a degree of constancy in official and filmic discourse across the three distinct areas.
The papers to be presented are as follows:
Zoltán Varga: 'Phantoms of Liberty? Some Notes on the Reflections of the Communist Regime and National Identity in Hungarian Animated Short Films'
Márk Záhonyi-Ábel: 'Changes of borders of Hungary between 1938 and 1941 and some aspects of Hungarian film history'
Gábor Gergely: 'The nightmare of Jewish-Gentile intermarriage in The Hen-Pecked Husband (János Vaszary, 1938): anti-Semitism in Hungarian film before the ban on Jewish participation in the industry'
Travel and Contact Information
Lecture Theatre SG1
Samuel Alexander Building