The Maelstrom : A Family Chronicle – Film Screening and Discussion

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Date(s) - 17/08/2015
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Room G104 MADA Monash Caulfield Campus


maelstromFollowing the screening of The Maelstrom: A Family Chronicle (Peter Forgacs, 1997), join Professor Ernst van Alphen and Dr. Noah Shenker for a discussion on how that film reassembles home movies recorded by the Peerebooms, a Dutch Jewish family who intimately chronicled their lives before and during World War II, all the way up to their last night together before being deported to Auschwitz.

Ernst van Alphen is Professor of Literary Studies at Leiden University, The Netherlands.. His publications in English include Staging the Archive: Art and Photography in Times of New Media (Reaktion Books 2014),  Art in Mind: How Contemporary Images Shape Thought (University of Chicago Press 2005), Armando: Shaping Memory (NAi Publishers 2000) Caught By History: Holocaust Effects In Contemporary Art, Literature, and Theory (Stanford U.P 1997) and Francis Bacon and The Loss of Self (Harvard U.P 1995).

He will be visiting Monash as a keynote speaker at Translating Pain: An International Forum on Language, Text and Suffering

Prior booking essential as seating is strictly limited. To reserve a seat for this event, please email with MAELSTROM  BOOKINGS in email subject line.  

Admission Free