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Friday, 10:15–11:30 a.m., 301, JW Marriott

Cinema and Modernism

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Program arranged by the Modernist Studies Association. Presiding: Scott Warren Klein, Wake Forest Univ.; Michael Valdez Moses, Duke Univ.

Speakers: Laura Frost, New School; Scott Warren Klein; Douglas Mao, Johns Hopkins Univ., MD; Jesse E. Matz, Kenyon Coll.; Michael Valdez Moses; Carrie J. Preston, Boston Univ.

Panelists explore the silent and early sound era in film, emphasizing how cinema of the period interrelated with modernism and modernist aesthetics broadly conceived: how directors of the period and their works contributed to, participated in, helped to create, and intersected with modernism in the other arts and disciplines.

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