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Lecture: "Noir Environmentalism" by Jennifer Fay Oct. 25

  • 10/25/2012 | 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Location: Moulton Union, Lancaster Lounge
  • Event Type: Lecture

Lecture: "Noir Environmentalism" by Jennifer Fay Oct. 25"Noir Environmentalism: The Aesthetics of Rubble and the Allure of Destruction."

Jennifer Fay is director of film studies and associate professor of film studies and English at Vanderbilt University. This talk focuses on American and German noirs made just after World War II that take place in desolated urban locations (in both Germany and the United States), where the rubble is a sight of touristic allure and a symptom of how all great cities rise, fall, and rise again.

Sponsored by the German Embassy "Think Transatlantic" initiative, the Departments of German and English, and the Film Studies Program.