William Carroll

Friday, February 10, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. in CEAS 319 (1155 E. 60th St.)

William Carroll, “The Filmography of Suzuki Seijun, as Viewed Retroactively in the Wake of the Suzuki Seijun Incident”

This Friday, please join us as we host William Carroll (PhD Candidate, Cinema and Media Studies/EALC). William will present a draft of the first chapter of his dissertation. He summarizes the chapter as follows:

This is a draft of the first chapter of my dissertation.  It is a history of the Suzuki Seijun Incident, and laying out the way Suzuki becomes claimed by two different theoretical/critical strands (the New Left, which had been around for the duration of the 1960s, on the one hand and the newly emerging shinefiru-ha on the other).  It is probably my most historical and least film-oriented chapter as it goes somewhat into the changes in the film industry leading up to Suzuki’s firing and the relationship between the Suzuki Seijun mondai kyoto kaigi and the student movement of the 1960s.  However, there is also a brief comparison between Oshima Nagisa’s Cruel Story of Youth with Suzuki’s Everything Goes Wrong as a way of looking at his relationship with the Japanese New Wave.

The paper is available at this link. If you have not received the password for the post, or if you have concerns about accessibility, please feel free to contact Alex Murphy at murphya1@uchicago.edu.



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