Screening: Les Vampires (Episodes 3 & 6) With Vicki Callahan

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Join us for a rare screening of episodes 3 & 6 of Louis Feuillade's classic crime serial "Les vampires." The episodes follow the activities of a band of jewel thieves harrowing the Parisian upper class and stars Édouard Mathé as Philipe Guérande and Musidora as Irma Vep.

Vicki Callahan, Associate Professor at the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts in the Division of Media Arts + Practice, will speak about the great French silent film star Musidora who rose to fame through her role as "Irma Vep" in Feuillade's "Les vampires."

Callahan's research and teaching is focused on the integration of theory and practice with attention to issues in film and media history, feminist studies, digital culture, media strategies for social change, and public scholarship. She is author of "Zones of Anxiety: Movement, Musidora, and the Crime Serials of Louis Feuillade" (WSUP 2005), editor for the collection, "Reclaiming the Archive: Feminism and Film History" (WSUP 2010), and co-editor with Virginia Kuhn for the forthcoming collection, "Future Texts: Subversive Performance and Feminist Bodies" (Parlor Press 2015). Callahan is currently completing work on a monograph on the silent film star, Mabel Normand. This summer she will be a NEH fellow for the inaugural workshop, "Scholarship in Sound and Image," on Videographic Criticism at Middlebury College, and in September, she will be in residence at University College Cork, Ireland as a Fulbright Scholar.
Presented in conjunction with Michelle Handelman's Irma Vep,The Last Breath, "Interrupted Dialogues" presents four talks paired with four screenings. Rather than serving as introductions to the films, the talks present topics that interact with the screenings in unpredictable ways.
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