Timedoc Conference 2016

TiMeDoc Conference

Time and Memory in Non-fiction Cinema

June 20-22, 2016

Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain

Philip Rosen is Professor of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University, where he is also affiliated faculty in the Departments of American Studies and English. He is author of Change Mummified: Cinema, Historicity, Theory, and editor of the standard compilation of structuralist and poststructuralist film theory, Narrative, Apparatus, Ideology. He has written on a wide range of subjects related to film and media theory and history.

Jane Gaines is Professor of Film at Columbia University. Author of two award-winning books, Contested Culture: The Image, the Voice, and the Law, and Fire and Desire: Mixed Race Movies in the Silent Era, and of the forthcoming Historical Fictions: Women Film Pioneers. She continues to write as well on the history of intellectual property (with implications for contemporary piracies), documentary theory, costume and body, and, most recently, has taken up a critique of the "historical turn" in film and media studies. With F. Casetti she is co-chair of the Permanent Seminar on the Histories of Film Theories. She is also one of the founding organizers of the Visible Evidence conferences.

Josep M. Català is current Dean and Professor of Film and TV in the School of Communication of Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. He is the author of books such as La puesta en imágenes: conceptos de dirección cinematográfica (2001), La imagen compleja (2006), La forma de lo real (2007), Pasión y conocimiento (2008) and Estética del ensayo. De Montaigne a Godard (2014). He also coordinates the Master on Creative Documentary in the same university.

Vicente Sánchez-Biosca is Professor of Film Studies at Universidad de Valencia and has been visiting professor at different European and American universities, such as Paris I, Paris III (Sorbonne Nouvelle), New York University, Sao Paulo, and Montreal. He is the author of a number of books on theory and history of cinema, such as NO-DO: el tiempo y la memoria (2000), with R.R. Tranche, Cine y guerra civil española. Del mito a la memoria (2006), and Cine de historia, cine de memoria. La representación y sus límites (2006). His research is currently devoted to the production and circulation of images of atrocity, in particular perpetrator images.

  • Stella Bruzzi (University of Warwick, UK) 

  • Deane Williams (Monash University, Australia)

  • Richard Kilborn (University of Stirling, UK)

  • Stefano Odorico (Leeds Trinity Universtiy / University of Bremen)

  • Susan Aasman (University of Groningen)


The Advisory Board will help in the evaluation of the proposals as well as participate in the conference.