Friday, 29 December
485. Living at the Outskirts: Cinema and East European Countries
1:45–3:00 p.m., Adams, Loews
Program arranged by the Romanian Studies Association of America
Presiding: Catalina Florina Florescu, Purdue Univ., West Lafayette
1. “Collapsing Worlds before and after Communist Regime in Lucian Pintilie’s Balanta and Nae Caranfil’s Filantropica,” Catalina Florina Florescu
2. “Border Hieroglyphs in Cristian Mungiu’s Occident and Hans-Christian Schmid’s Lichter,” Ramona M. Uritescu-Lombard, Harvard Univ.
3. “Émigrés’ Nostalgia as Cinematic Self-Reflective Exercise in Philip Kaufman’s The Unbearable Lightness of Being,” Oana Chivoiu, Purdue Univ., West Lafayette
4. “‘Do You Know What Slovaks Do to American Tourists?’: Exploiting the Unknown in Elie Roth’s Hostel,” Nicole McClure, Univ. of Connecticut, Mansfield
5. “Eastern Brides: Power, Gender, and European Integration in Contemporary Romanian Film,” Mihaela Petrescu, Indiana Univ., Bloomington
6. “Failures of Integration: Representations of Europe in Recent East European Cinema,” Zoran Samardzija, Univ. of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
For copies of abstracts, write to email@example.com after 15 Dec.