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Cynthia Tompkins

Profese: pedagog

Země: Jižní Amerika

Cynthia Tompkins

She was born and raised in Argentina, graduated from the Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, with degrees in English language, literature and translation as well as Licenciada en Letras Modernas. As a recipient of Fulbright Fellowship and an Edwin Sparks Research Fellowship (1982-83), she pursued degrees (M.A. and Ph.D) in Comparative Literature at Penn State University. In the School of International Letters and Cultures at Arizona State University-Tempe she offers courses on contemporary Latin American literature, film, cultural production and theory. She is the current Faculty Head of Spanish and Portuguese and directs the Undergraduate Certificate in Latin American Studies as well as the Graduate Certificate in Literary Translation. She is the author of Latin American Postmodernisms: Women Writers and Experimentation, as well as a significant number of refereed articles, and has translated and coedited numerous other publications. Her work on Latin American Film, Women Writers, Feminism and Cultural Production has appeared in the most respected refereed journals. Tompkins is the P.I. on an interdisciplinary seed grant awarded by the College of Liberal Arts titled, Mapping Affect to Understand and Impede the Reproduction of Violence in Latin America, for which she leads a media project focused on adolescents aiming to prevent the reproduction of violence. Zdroj: asaeca.org


Publikace autora

Experimental Latin American cinema

Experimental Latin American cinema

Cynthia Tompkins
2013 / 1 stran

While there are numerous film studies that focus on one particular grouping of films—by nationality, by era, or by technique—here is the first single volume that incorporates all of the above, offering a broad overview of experimental Latin American film produced over the last twenty years. Analyzing seventeen recent films by eleven different filmmakers from Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Mexico, Paraguay, and Peru, Cynthia Tompkins uses a comparative approach that finds commonalities among the disparate works in terms of their influences, aesthetics, and techniques. Tompkins introduces each film first in its sociohistorical context before summarizing it and then subverting its canonical interpretation. Pivotal to her close readings of the films and their convergences as a collective cinema is Tompkins’s application of Deleuzian film theory and the concept of the time-image as it pertains to the treatment of time and repetition. Tompkins also explores such topics as the theme of decolonization, the consistent use of montage, paratactically structured narratives, and the fusion of documentary conventions and neorealism with drama. An invaluable contribution to any dialogue on the avant-garde in general and to filmmaking both in and out of Latin America, Experimental Latin American Cinema is also a welcome and insightful addition to Latin American studies as a whole. [books.google.cz]

Realizováno za podpory:

Financováno EU
Ministerstvo kultury
Státní fond kinematografie
Kraj Vysočina
Dále spolupracujeme