Sat, Jan 19, 2019 — 10:07 am
American Democracy Project (ADP) Film Screening/Lecture "A Good Wife," Opening Brockport's International Film Festival: Identity in Conflicting Cultural Contexts
Dr. Dijana Jelača's ADP talk, "The Good Wife: The Sound of Silence: Engendering Ethno-Politics," will discuss and screen the award-winning Serbian/Bosnian film, “A Good Wife,” which she curated in New York City as part of the 2017 Bosnian Film Festival. The film is an important story about difficult dialogues common to illness, trauma, and national conflict.
Dr. Jeleca's ADP talk and screening open our spring 2018 Brockport International Film Festival: Identity in Conflicting Cultural Contexts, funded through an Investment Funds for the Future Grant and cosponsored by the American Democracy Project, the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, International Education, Drake Memorial Library, and Women and Gender Studies.
Dijana Jelača holds a PhD in communication and film studies from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her areas of specialty include critical cultural studies, transnational feminist theories, critical ethnic studies, trauma and memory studies, Eastern European Cinema, and studies of post-Socialism. Jelača’s work has appeared in Camera Obscura, Feminist Media Studies, Studies in Eastern European Cinema, and elsewhere. Her book, Dislocated Screen Memory: Narrating Trauma in Post-Yugoslav Cinema (Palgrave), focuses on trauma narratives as cultural memory in cinema that depicts violence in post-war ethnic conflict. Jelača currently teaches in the Department of Rhetoric, Communication and Theatre at St. John’s University.
The talk, film, and the Brockport International Film Festival are free and open to the public. This and all festival films are screened at 6:30 pm in the McCue Auditorium in the Liberal Arts Building.