Salle Olympe de Gouges, Faculté des Affaires Internationales
This is the fourth workshop conference organized by the Groupe de Recherche Identités et Cultures on the subject of Modern Wars – Battlefields/Fields of Vision. A three-day international conference will bring this research programme to a close in March 2014.
After workshops on representations of modern warfare in photography and painting, in literature and in journalism, we turn our attention to the moving image – to television, cinema and computer screens.
9.00 Opening of workshop conference
9.15 Mehdi Achouche (Grenoble III) : « Etoiles, garde à vous ! » Représentations de la guerre dans le « space opera » de la télévision.
10.00 Donna Andreolle (Le Havre): Backyard battlefields : Bringing the « war on terror » home in three recent American TV series, Rubicon (AMC 2010), The Event (NBC 2010-11) and Homeland (Showtime 2011).
11.00 Monica Michlin (Paris IV): Screening the war ? Fiction films on the war in Iraq.
11.45 Jennifer Drouin (University of Alabama, U.S.A.): “Just watch me”: Pierre Trudeau’s television interview, Michel Brault’s Les Ordres and onstage film in Madd Harold and Anthony Kokx’s staging of the War Measures Act.
14.00 Video games workshop directed by Esther MacCallum-Stewart (University of Chichester, G.B.) and David Pareyt (Le Havre)
14.45 Esther MacCallum-Stewart (University of Chichester, G.B.): « Let’s play global thermonuclear war ! » The challenge of representing warfare in video games.
15.30 Claire Bowen (Le Havre): What the drone saw: From the military camera to News at Ten.
16.15 Synthesis and conclusions.
As usual, the workshop conference will be accompanied by a number of events that are open to the general public. These are organized by the research group in partnership with the Le Havre University Library and, for the first time this year, with the association, les Industries du Havre.
Monday, 4th March, Le Havre University Library. Opening of Walls and Lives – Divided Cities: Belfast, Nicosia, Mostar, Jerusalem, Mitrovica, an exhibition of photographs by the photojournalist, Fréderic Sautereau.
Wednesday, 6th March, Sirius Cinema, avenue Foch, Le Havre, 19h00. Presentation and projection of Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty followed by a discussion. Main speaker, Monica Michlin, Maîtresse de conferences at University Paris 4 (Sorbonne).
Thursday, 21st March, University of Le Havre, Amphi. 6, 18h00-20h00, Divided Cities, round table/debate presented by Alain Frilet, journalist, former editorial director of Magnum and founder of the magazine 6 mois, with Frédéric Sautereau, René Backmann of the Nouvel Observateur, Jean Hatzfeld (subject to confirmation), journalist and winner of the Prix Medicis for his book La stratégie de l’antilope, Bruno Lecoquierre, Professor of Geography at the University of Le Havre, Alain Keler, photojournalist.
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