Irina Sandomirskaja: Film, Theory, and the Translatability of Experience (re: Artavazd Peleshian)

Date and time
24 October 2019 at 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Type of event
Place and route

LM Ericssons väg 14, Stockholm (Look at a map)
Underground station: Telefonplan (Timetables at SL)

"My talk will be about the notion of translatability (as it was proposed by Walter Benjamin) and how it redefines the subject-object relation. I will elucidate the connection between Benjamin's concept and photogenically, the fundamental category and film philosophy in general. The Armenian film director Artavazd Pelechian's non-played cinematography is a good example. It is especially relevant for us, given its message against (Soviet) imperialism and its sensibilities that can be read in the light of present-day decolonialism."

Irina Sandomirskaja: Professor, Cultural Studies, Södertörn University. 1991 PhD in Linguistics from Institute of Linguistics, USSR Academy of Sciences, Moscow, with dissertation Metaphoric Emotive Verbs with the Semantics of Human Conduct. SCAS scholar in 1996-98. Has written several works on the history of linguistic practices, theories of mother tounge, and theory of translation, notably Kniga o rodine: opyt analiza diskursivnyx praktik ("A Book about the Motherland: Analyzing Discursive Practices"). Co-organized the research project "Cultures in Dialogue" 1998-2001 (Baltic Sea Foundation), and has organized numerous symposia, e.g., on national identities and cybernetics. She is interested in critical theory, theory of culture, Soviet cultural history and theory (literature, film); special interest — Walter Benjamin's thinking in art criticism and philosophic critique.

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Walter Benjamin - The task of the Translator.pdf

Jean Epstein - Critical essay and new translations.pdf

Walter Benjamin - Barndom i Berlin kring 1900.pdf

Film: Artavazd (Artur) Pelechian (Peleshian), The Seasons (1972)

Time Against Me, My Cinema Against Time - Artavazd Pelechian.pdf

Montage with Images that Don't Exist - Interview with Artavazd Pelechian.pdf

Walter Benjamin - Selected writings Volume 3 1935-1938.pdf

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Updated: 6 October 2019