Sunday, March 23, 2014

Filmscreening of "DramaConsult" (2012, d: Dorothee Wenner)

  "DramaConsult" | 4.4.2014, 7.30 pm | Black Box/RW21, Bayreuth

As part of the international conference Cosmopolitan Cinema. Arts and Politics in the Second Modernity (3rd-5th of April, Universität Bayreuth) a screening of the documentary DramaConsult (2012, d: Dorothee Wenner) will take place in the Black Box of the city library (Richard-Wagner-Straße 21) on 4th of April 2014 at 7.30 pm. You are most welcome to join us for this event.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Conference Program

The conference program for the international conference "Cosmopolitan Cinema. Arts and Politics in the Second Modernity" is finally out and you are welcome to join us in Bayreuth/Germany from Thursday to Saturday, 3.-5.4.2014. You can download the program here and the Facebook event can be found here.
There is no conference fee but please write us an email (cosmopolitan.cinema[at] and let us know that you are coming.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Conference "Cosmopolitan Cinema. Arts and Politics in the Second Modernity"

International Conference
organised by Prof. Dr. Matthias Christen & Dr. Kathrin Rothemund

3.-5. April 2014 at the University of Bayreuth/Germany

The conference program can be downloaded here.

Moving unfettered between nations, markets and identities in a globalized world, the cosmopolitan has become a key trope of contemporary identity formation. Being all in one an anthropological assertion, a moral ideal and a political agenda, cosmopolitanism has proven itself to be an intellectually highly prolific concept across disciplinary boundaries. It offers a new take on the flows of people, money and ideas, circulating between nations and continents, as well as on the negotiation of cultural difference. Taking up the notion of a world society as sketched out in the Age of Enlightenment, current debates on cosmopolitanism stress the moral and political obligations towards Others. It positions groups and individuals, rather than nation states, as agents to the fore of cultural and political reasoning. Inspired by the German philosopher Immanuel Kant the idea of a world history aimed at the establishment of a concordant world society implies a utopian stance by providing a counter-offer to real world hegemonic structures in times of globalization. However, while legal, political and civic varieties of cosmopolitanism have been discussed intensively over the last years, a province, being particularly prone to utopianism, still plays a rather marginal role: the arts in general and cinema in particular.