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Event Date: 22nd Apr 2017 | 00:00
Study Day: Fassbinderian Politics
Through thoughtful presentations and engaging discussion, we’ll examine Fassbinder’s fascination with marginal figures.
Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s films – whether about rebellious housewives, gay hustlers, or communist terrorists – are all deeply political. But he was a contradictory and provocative artist who defied categorisation. At this study day we’ll attempt to reveal what Fassbinder really stood for. Through thoughtful presentations and engaging discussion, we’ll examine his preoccupation with marginal figures (and intersectional solidarity among them), re-evaluate his provocative representations of LGBT characters, and consider how his forensic analysis of class exploitation contrasts with his critique of left-wing institutions. Join us to discover a radical filmmaker whose complex politics have profound relevance today.
Speakers include: Erica Carter (King’s College London), John David Rhodes (University of Cambridge), Martin Ruehl (University of Cambridge) and Andrew Webber (University of Cambridge).