Symposium – The Makino Collection at Columbia, 11/11/11

Today is the first day of November and that means we are only a little more than a week away from the first daylong symposium on the Makino Collection at Columbia.  On 11/11/11, we will welcome 8 panelists, 3 discussants, and many visitors to 403 Kent Hall (EALAC Lounge) at Columbia University to hear presentations and discussions at the symposium, "The Makino Collection at Columbia: The Present and Future of an Archive." These include my overview of the archive in process and three panels.

Yesterday, the Makino Symposium web page went live:

Here is the press release.

Eventually, papers and digital presentations will be added.

Here is the PROGRAM again…

9:00am-9:30am: Welcome and Opening Remarks
Paul Anderer, Jim Neal, Robert Hymes, Jim Cheng

Beth Katzoff, "The Makino Collection at Columbia: An Archive in Process"

Panel 1
10:00am-12:00pm: "The Makino Collection, Film Archives, and East Asian Cinema"

Weihong Bao, Assistant Professor, Department of East Asian Languages and Culture, Columbia University
"Pudovkin’s Fellow Travelers: The Introduction of Montage to China"

Theodore Hughes, The Korea Foundation Association Professor of Korean Studies in the Humanities, the Department of East Asian Languages and Culture, Columbia University
"Archive Phobia: Korean Cinema and its Colonial Pasts"

Reiko Ikegawa, Adjunct Lecturer, Jissen Women’s University & Otsuma Women’s University
"Japanese Female Director Sakane Tazuko, the Manchurian Film Association, and Archival Materials for Japanese Colonial Films"

Discussant: Jane Marie Gaines, Professor, School of the Arts – Film Division, Columbia University

Panel 2
1:30pm-3:30pm: "The Makino Collection and Early Japanese Cinema"

Joanne Bernardi, Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Cultures Department, University of Rochester
"Destination Japan: The Personal Collection as Alternative Archive"

Aaron Gerow, Associate Professor, Film Studies Program/East Asian Languages and Literatures, Yale University
"Makino Mamoru and Film Theory: The Case of Nakagawa Shigeaki"

Atsuko Oya, Staff Member, Film and Information Section, The Museum of Kyoto
"Onoe Matsunosuke and Materials Related to the Film, Chushingura (The Royal Forty-seven Ronin) in the Makino Mamoru Collection"

Discussant: Paul Anderer, Mack Professor of Humanities, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University

3:30pm Coffee break

Panel 3
3:45pm-5:30pm: "The Makino Collection and Documentary Film"

Abé Mark Nornes, Chair of the Department of Screen Arts & Culture and Professor in Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Michigan
"Paul Rotha/Poru Ruta and the Politics of Translation"

Mika Tomita, Associate Professor, College of Image Arts and Sciences, Ritsumeikan University
"Aspects of Small-Gauge Film Culture in Prewar Japan"

Discussant: Hikari Hori, Assistant Professor, Japanese Film and Visual Culture, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University

5:30pm-5:45pm: Concluding Remarks

6:00pm-7:30pm: Reception (Starr Library Reading Room)

The symposium is open to the public, but please R.S.V.P. to

The symposium is sponsored by The Weatherhead East Asian Institute, the Japan Chamber of Commerce, the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, the C.V. Starr Foundation, C.V. Starr East Asian Library, the Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture, and the School of the Arts-Film Division.