September 22-24 2011: Conference–Europe on Display/ Exposer L’Europe
McGill University, Montreal

Capture d’écran 2011-07-30 à 07.21.13In collaboration with the European Cinema Research Forum’s annual conference, the Project on European Cinema presents  “Europe on Display/ Exposer L’Europe”.  This three day international conference will explore the connections, both historically and contemporary, between European cinema and practices of display, addressing questions such as: How has the cinema, as a key display practice of the 20th century, helped to generate and contest notions of ‘Europeanness’? What sorts of dialogues have moving images maintained with other forms of display and with broader dispositifs of visual knowledge and power central to the articulation of ‘European’ identity? Not least of all, what are the limits of the display paradigm, with its emphasis on the visual, for understanding European film?

With thanks to our sponsors: The Departments of English, East Asian Studies and Languages, Literatures and Cultures and the Faculty of Arts, McGill University, the Media and Urban Life Research Team (FQRSC), and the Goethe Institute of Montreal.


This fall at the Goethe Institute, 2 exceptional film programs:

Europe(a) presents “Cinévoyage”/ Europe(a) présente “Cinévoyage


Les meilleurs documentaires 2001-2011/ The Best Documentaries 2001-2011/ Die Besten Dokumentationen 2001-2011

November 2010: Master Class by Gustav Deutsch and Hannah Schimek.

deutsch girl and a gun

The Project on European Cinemas presents a master class presentation by Gustav Deutsch and Hanna Schimek, Friday, November 12th at the Université de Québec à Montréal, room and time TBA. The masterclass will take place in conjunction with the workshop Filmic Interventions on November 11th and 12th. Click here for the workshop schedule.

November 2009: Lecture by Peter McIsaac.

The Project on European Cinemas presents “Spinning off Spectacle: Body Worlds, the Cinema and Other Forms of Morbid Cultural Reproduction,” a lecture by Professor Peter McIsaac of York University. Friday, November 13th, 3-6pm in the German Studies Department.

November 2009: A Workshop with Gilberto Perez


The Project on European Cinemas presents “A Workshop with Gilberto Perez,” author of The Material Ghost: Films and Their Medium (2000). Friday, November 6th, 1-3pm in the Department of German Studies.

March 2009: Metropolis, the Lost Footage


The Project on European Cinemas presents Metropolis Lost and Found. Paula Felix-Didier, director of the Museo del Cine in Buenos Aires, will present the recently discovered footage from the original 1927 cut of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis. Followed by discussion. Friday, March 6th, 3pm. English Department.

September 2008: Inaugural Conference: Prises de Rue

The Project on European Cinemas presents Prises de Rue / Street Takes: Streets and Roads in Contemporary European Cinemas / Rues et Routes dans les cinémas européens contemporains, a three-day conference at the Cinémathèque Québecoise, the Goethe Institut and McGill University. Presentations, screenings, and a film series around the question of the street as an imaginary space of moving image media in contemporary European cinema.
Call for Papers – Conference Schedule – Film Screenings

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