December 6th, 2019: Pablo Gonçalo

Please join us on Friday, Dec 6, 2019 from 11:00am-12:30pm in Cobb 311.

We are delighted to welcome Pablo Gonçalo, an assistant professor in the Dept of Film and Video at the University of Brasília, UnB. He will be presenting a draft of an article, titled “Speculative Archaeology: Unfilmed Scripts in Classical Hollywood”

Pablo’s document is available for download here.

Please do not circulate without permission.

Email either Sophie (sophielynch@uchicago.edu) or Tanya (tanyad@uchicago.edu) for the password.

Lunch will be served.

We look forward to seeing you!

Yours in Mass Cult,

Sophie and Tanya


Pablo Gonçalo is an assistant professor at the University of Brasília,
UnB. Currently, he is a Fulbright visiting scholar at the University
of Chicago and has also done his post-doctoral research in partnership
with the University of São Paulo. The history of unfilmed scripts has
been his main research topic, by which he has been proposing the
concept of speculative archeology. Therefore, he has been researching
unfilmed scripts in German and Brazilian film history, and, more
recently, in the classic Hollywood era. In 2016 he published O cinema
como refúgio da escrita: roteiros e paisagens em Peter Handke e Wim
Wenders, edited by Annablume, which is his first book. His Ph.D. was
held at the University of Rio de Janeiro, with a partnership with the
Free University of Berlin, when DAAD sponsored him. He has had papers
published in journals such as Journal of Screenwriting, La Furia
Umana, among other edited collections. He writes film reviews,
scripts, and is also a curator.