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German filmmaker Ula Stöckl, film screening of The Cat has Nine Lives (Neun Leben hat die Katze, 1968). Filmmaker Ula Stöckl will screen The Cat has Nine Lives (Neun Leben hat die Katze, 1968, with subtitles) with Introduction and Q&A as part of Barbara Mennel’s graduate seminar on New German Cinema. The screening is open to interested faculty members and students.

Ula Stöckl’s career as a representative of the New German Cinema began in 1963 at the Film School in Ulm. She has made 23 films. The Cat has Nine Lives is considered the first postwar West German feminist film. She is currently teaching film production at UCF School of Visual Arts and Design. The event is funded by the Waldo W. Neikirk Term Professorship. For questions, please contact Barbara Mennel at


Marketwise Event: CV and Cover Letter with Laurie Gries (Assistant Professor, English, UF) and Leah Rosenberg (Associate Professor, English, UF). Pugh 210. Deadline to turn in materials is 9/12/14. Please send your documents to


“International & Minority Science Fiction in a Global World.” A workshop on global cultures and subcultures of science fiction organized by UF’s Science Fiction Working Group. Morning and afternoon sessions will run from 8:30 AM–5:30 PM in Smathers Library Room 100 and will feature talks by: Luis Álvarez-Castro (UF, Spanish and Portuguese Studies), M. Elizabeth Ginway (UF, Spanish and Portuguese Studies), Andrew Gordon (UF, English, Emeritus), Terry Harpold (UF, English), Tace Hedrick (UF, English & Women’s Studies), Kostas Kapparis (UF, Classics), Jennifer Rea (UF, Classics), Stephanie A. Smith (UF, English), and Philip Wegner (UF, English). The workshop will conclude with an evening keynote address by noted Cuban sf author Anabel Enríquez Piñeiro on “The Image of Women and Female Identity in Cuban Science Fiction and Fantasy” (7:30–9 PM in Ustler Hall). All workshop events are free and open to the public. For more information and a complete program of events, see


Marketwise Event: Dissertation Abstract and Research Statement with Susan Hegeman (Professor, English, UF). Pugh 210. Deadline to turn in materials is 9/26/14. Please send your documents to


Marketwise Event: Teaching Philosophy with Anuja Madan (PhD Candidate, English, UF), Katie Reed (PhD Candidate, Musicology, UF), and Jodi Schorb (Assistant Professor, English, UF). 1:00–2:30 in Pugh 210. Everyone welcome: RSVP to


The English Graduate Organization’s 2014 conference, How to Feel About Affect, will take place Thursday, October 23–Saturday, October 25.


Marketwise Event: Interviews with Marilisa Jimenez (Phd, English, UF 2012; Research Associate, Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College), Allison Rittmayer (PhD, English, UF 2013; Assistant Professor of Film Studies and Southern Literature, Language and Communication, Northwestern State University of Louisiana), and Laurie Gries (Assistant Professor, English, UF). 1:00–2:30 in Pugh 210. Everyone welcome: RSVP to


Professor Randall Halle, workshop and public talk on European cinema.

Workshop “Researching Film Funding: The European Case,” 10:40–12:35 am (room tba).
The hands-on workshop is geared toward graduate students in Film and Media Studies, but also open to interested faculty members and advanced undergraduate students. Please bring your laptops (but no tablets).

Public talk on European cinema, 4:00 pm (room and title tba).
Randall Halle is the Klaus W. Jonas Professor of German Film and Cultural Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. He has published The Europeanization of Cinema: Interzones and Imaginative Communities (2014), German Film after Germany: Toward a Transnational Aesthetic (2008), and Queer Social Philosophy: Critical Readings from Kant to Adorno (2004). He has co-edited After the Avant-garde: New Directions in Experimental Film (2008), Light Motives: German Popular Film in Perspective (2003), and Marginality and Alterity in Contemporary European Cinema, two special volumes of Camera Obscura (2001). The events are funded by the Jean Monnet Chair and the European Union-funded Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at the University of Florida and the Waldo W. Neikirk Term Professorship. For questions, please contact Barbara Mennel at or Amie Kreppel at


17th annual conference of the Marxist Reading Group: Enthusiasm for Revolution. Thursday, March 26 through Saturday, March 28th. Keynote Speakers are Jodi Dean and Eric Cazdyn. Additional information available soon at this page

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