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Complete Foto Symposium Schedule: April 3-4, 2008

Posted on February 20th, 2008

Picturing the Modern: Photography, Film and Society
in Central Europe, 1918-1945

Thursday, April 3

5:15 p.m. Keynote Lecture: “Antifascism, Photomontage and the Image of Nazism” Anson Rabinbach, Professor of History and Director of European Cultural Studies, Princeton University Lubar Auditorium
6:15 p.m. Reception sponsored by the Photography Council Schroeder Galleria
7-9 p.m. Film: The Blue Angel Lubar Auditorium

Friday, April 4

9:15 a.m. Coffee and bagels Schroeder Galleria
10:00 a.m. Introduction – Daniel Sherman Lubar Auditorium
10:15 a.m. Morning Session “Circa 1930: Art History and the New Photography” Matthew Witkovsky, National Gallery of Art, Washington “A ‘Schooling of the Senses’: Visual Experiments, Gender, and the Photomontages of László Moholy-Nagy and Marianne Brandt” Elizabeth Otto, State University of New York at Buffalo “Modernism, Industry, Film: A Network of Media in the Bat’a Corporation and the Town of Zlín in the 1930s” Petr Szczepanik, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Luncheon (Optional, see registration form for pricing) Northwestern Mutual Room
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Open time to view exhibition
2:30 p.m. Afternoon Session “Dream Cars and Dancing Dandies or Peasants Who Feared Tractors? Competing Conceptions of Modernity in 1930s Hungarian Film” David S. Frey, West Point”Jews, Gender, and Visual Culture in Vienna and Berlin: Madame D’Ora and Lotte Jacobi” Lisa Silverman, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
4:15 p.m. General Discussion
5:00 p.m. Program Ends