Presenters and Paper Titles

Presenters and Paper Titles

Noelle Belanger (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), “‘It Looks Like the Surface of the Moon’: The Conflation of Arctic and Lunar Landscapes in the Colonial Imaginary”

Klaus Dodds (Royal Holloway, University of London), “From Thule to Nuuk: Tracing a Cinematic Geopolitics of Contemporary Greenland”

Monika Kin Gagnon (Concordia University),  “Reanimating Archives: Graeme Ferguson’s Polar Life from Expo 67″

Jane Gaines (Columbia University), “Theories of History and Amundsen’s 1911 South Pole footage”

Faye Ginsburg (NYU), “Beyond Broadcast: Isuma TV, Arctic Documentary, and the Distribution Revolution”

Ivalo Frank, Filmmaker and Director of Greenland Eyes Film Festival: “Change Perspective, Change the World”

Kevin Hamilton (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) and Ned O’Gorman (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), “The Networked Frontier: Air Force Film and Communication in the Air-Age Arctic”

Jeremy Hicks (Queen Mary, University of London), “Film and the Arctic Convoys of World War II: Crossing National Borders and Conflicting War Narratives”

Lilya Kaganovsky (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), “The Arctic in the Russian Imagination”

Gunnar Iversen (Norwegian University of Science and Technology),  “Storm Chasers and Extreme Sport Tourists: The New Norwegian Polar Expedition Film”

Cody Lang (York University), “Filming Finitude: Images from the North”

Mariah Larsson (Stockholm University) and Anna Westerstahl Stenport (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), “Women Arctic Explorers: In Front of and Behind the Camera”

Scott MacKenzie (Queen’s University), “Arctic Expressionism: Arne Sucksdorff’s Documentary Cinema”

Monica Mecsei (Norwegian University of Science and Technology), “My Other Tonality: Regaining Sámi Identity through Yoik”

Toby Miller (Loughborough, University of London), “The Arctic Doesn’t Matter”

Robin L. Murray (Eastern Illinois University) and Joseph K. Heumann (Eastern Illinois University), “Where Life Begins: Documenting the Arctic as Home”

Michael Renov (University of Southern California), “Documentary and the Arctic Sublime”

Oksana Sarkisova (Central European University), “Moving Through the Century: Northern Nomads in Nonfiction Cinema”

Roswitha Skare (University of Tromsø), “The Romance of the Far Fur Country (1920): The First, but Long-Lost and Almost Forgotten Documentary about the Arctic?”

Carmen Victor (York University/Ryerson University), “The Soniferous Æther of the Land Beyond the Land Beyond”

Jerry White (Dalhousie University), “Towards an Arctic Pre-History of the Digital Turn: Alexander Sokurov’s Confession and Norm Cohn and Zack Kunuk’s The Journals of Knud Rasmussen


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