Lecture: Postmodern Narratives in Literature and Film

Lecture: Postmodern Narratives in Literature and Film

School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics
 
“From Borges to Nolan: Postmodern Narratives in Literature and Film”
Javier Campo, Fundación Universidad del Cine, Buenos Aires
 
Thursday 14 September, 11:00, C1058.
All welcome.
 
 
In this talk, based on his book “From Borges to Nolan: Inception as Postmodern Representation”, Javier Campo will discuss the films of British director Christopher Nolan (Memento, Inception, the Batman trilogy) and their links to the literature of Jorge Luis Borges, one of the most renowned writers of the 20th Century. According to Umberto Eco, a variety of cultural and technological products ranging from Wikipedia to the Hyperlink and social media can be traced to the literature of Borges. Javier will explore these ideas in the light of the aesthetic and narrative trends found in Nolan’s films. 
 
Javier Campo is a cultural critic and audio-visual producer based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has presented his latest book, From Borges to Nolan, at universities and literary festivals in Berlin, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Kiev, Moscow, and Prague. The book was declared of Special Cultural Interest by the Ministry of Culture in Argentina.