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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


“International and Minority Science Fiction in a Global World.” A day-long seminar on global cultures and subcultures of sf, co-sponsored by the Departments of English and Spanish and Portuguese Studies, the UF Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research, and the UF Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere. Featured speakers include: 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), Kostas Kapparis (UF, Classics), Jennifer Rea (UF, Classics), Stephanie A. Smith (UF, English), and Philip Wegner (UF, English). The seminar will conclude with a keynote address by noted Cuban sf author Anbel Enríquez Piñeiro. For more information on the seminar, contact Terry Harpold.


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


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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