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Hitchcock's Vertigo: 60th Anniversary: 1958-2018

Thursday, 20 September – Friday, 21 September 2018

Hitchcock's Vertigo: 60th Anniversary: 1958-2018

The Second International Film Conference: "Hitchcock's Vertigo: 60th Anniversary 1958-2018" to be held on 20-21 September 2018 in Trinity College Dublin.  Six years ago Hitchcock’s Vertigo ousted Orson Welles's Citizen Kane  from the top ranking position of the British Film Institute's industry respected Sight & Sound poll conducted every 10 years. Previously Citizen Kane monopolised the top billing every decade since 1962 but, after 50 years, Citizen Kane was finally de-throned by Vertigo when it was proclaimed as the "Greatest Film Ever Made". 

Celebrating Hitchcock's masterpiece Vertigo on its 60th anniversary as the "Greatest Film Ever Made" in this Second International Film Conference in Ireland. This exclusive 2-day film conference in Trinity College Dublin will feature the presentations of many international scholars on Hitchcock participating in the conference from across the globe: USA, Canada, UK, Hong Kong, Belgium and Switzerland.  In particular we are delighted to welcome the British film historian Charles Barr and the renowned British feminist film theorist Laura Mulvey as key note speakers at the conference in September. Laura Mulvey’s seminal essay “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema” was one of the first film theory publications to apply a political and psychoanalytic interpretation to the cinematic apparatus of classical Hollywood cinema. Mulvey coined the notion of the “male gaze” to the power asymmetry in representation and assigned gender roles that emphasised the patriarchal ideological agenda of the American film industry at the time.  The conference includes a special screening of the 1958 classic film Vertigo starring James Stewart and Kim Novak in the Lighthouse Cinema in Dublin.

Presentations at Conference Vertigo: 60th Anniversary
Prof. Charles Barr (UK): " Vertigo: French Connections "
Prof. Laura Mulvey (UK): " The Metaphor of the Beautiful Automaton Reanimated: Artifice and Illusion in Vertigo  "
Prof. Sidney Gottlieb (USA): " The Variety of Gazes in Vertigo, Part Deux  "
Prof. Richard William Allen (Hong Kong): " Love and Death: Vertigo, Dil Se, and the Circle of Influence "
Prof. Janet Bergstrom (USA): " Forced Perspective in Vertigo: Art, Technology and Hitchcock’s German Silent Film Heritage "
Prof. Barbara Straumann (Switzerland): "Fatal Resemblances: Cross-mapping Hitchcock’s Vertigo with Nabokov’s Lolita  "
Prof. Kriss Ravetto-Biagioli (USA): " Vertiginous Hauntings  "
Prof. Robert Belton (Canada): " Triviality and Meaning in Vertigo: How the Incidental Amplifies Interpretive Excess  "
Dr. Christine Sprengler (Canada): " "The Broom that Sweeps the Cobwebs Away ": Vertigo’s Soundtrack as Sound Art  "
Prof. Ned Schantz (Canada): " The Hospitality of Scottie Ferguson in Vertigo "
Prof. Steven Jacobs (Belgium): " The Tourist Guide Who Knew Too Much: Vertigo and the Monuments of San Francisco "
Prof. Mark Osteen (USA): " Versions of Vertigo: They Wake Up Screaming "
Dr. Kevin Donnelly (UK): " The Ascent of Vertigo  "
Prof. Dona Kercher (USA): "Dressing to Be Different: Almodóvar and Martel Refashion Vertigo"
Prof. Mark Padilla (USA): " Mapping the Mythical Terrain of Vertigo "
Dr. Richard Blennerhassett (Ireland): "The Dark Side of Romance: ‘Shadow’ in Vertigo"
Dr. Stephane Duckett (UK): "Post-War Gender Politics in Vertigo"

Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Accessibility: Yes
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Research Theme: Creative Arts Practice
Event Category: Alumni, Arts and Culture, Conferences, Lectures and Seminars, Public, Special events
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: €60 (includes film screening at Lighthouse Cinema)

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