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CINEMATIC REVERIES: Gesture, Stillness, Water
 (Peter Lang Publishers, 2013) [Highlights]










My essay on Alumbramiento (Lifeline) has appeared as a special feature on the new DVD of Víctor Erice's short films: La morte rouge and Alumbramiento. In addition there are writings by poet and essayist Pere Gimferrer (recipient of the Premio Nacional de las Letras Españolas, 1998), French film critic and editor Marcos Uzal, Ángel Quintana (profesor of the History and Theory of Cinema) of the Universidad de Gerona, Spain, and Professor Juan Egea of the University of Wisconsin.

The PAL-format DVD is available through FNAC.




"Ningyō: An homage to the films of Kawamoto Kihachirō," Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema 3:2 (2011): 117-137 [View PDF]


News:
Good Film, Cheap Wine, Few Friends: A Memoir by Juan Luis Buñuel (edited and with an introduction by Linda C. Ehrlich) (forthcoming)

"The Films of Isaki Lacuesta: Hidden Portraits, Multiple Lives," in New Trends in Contemporary Spanish Cinema (Intellect Press, forthcoming)

Entries on Teshigahara Hiroshi's Antonio Gaudí and Isaki Lacuesta's Craven vs. Craven, in Barcelona on Screen (Intellect Press, 2013) [View PDF]


Other Recent Events:
The Body is Round (a book for young readers, 2013)

Invited member, Library of Congress John W. Kluge Center fellowship committee (Washington, D.C., January 29,  2013). Administered by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Judge for the "Short and Sweet" Film Festival, Cleveland Ohio, February (2013): http://shortsweetfilmfest.com

Original prose poem "Un Port Sense Port" in the Calafell municipal exposition BARQUES A LA SORRA, 25 May-14 August 2013 (Costa Dorada, Spain). Translated into Catalan by Helena Rotés [View PDF]
(see pp. 16-18)

"Puppets Dancing, Dancing Puppets: Some interconnected thoughts," Puppetry International 33 (Spring/Summer 2013): 33-35 [View PDF]

Puppetry and Dance: A Continuum (Paper Presentation at Dancing Between Disciplines and Cultures Conference)

Received: Japan Foundation Institutional grant ($3500).  To support Rarely Seen Gems of the Japanese Cinema film series.  In conjunction with the Cleveland Cinematheque (Fall 2013).

A Sense of Home (omnibus film reflecting on the March 11 earthquake), Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema  4:2 (2012): 87-90 [View PDF]

Kawamoto Kihachirō, "A Puppet´s Life," International Journal of Comic Art 14:1 (Spring 2012): 525-529, (translation from the Japanese with Hiroko Takada Amick) [View PDF] 

Entries on the films Tren de Sombras and El sol del membrillo in the Directory of World Cinema: Spain (London: Intellect Press, 2011): http://worldcinemadirectory.co.uk/index.php/component/film/?task=view&id=803

"Cine de lo real desde Barcelona: espacio, sonido, sugerencia" in Escritura e Imagen, by Universidad Complutense, Madrid (with Beatriz Comella, online, vol. 6, 2010: http://revistas.ucm.es/index.php/ESIM/issue/view/ESIM101011/showToc

"Chikubushima Island/Japan March 2011" (poem) in The Bitter Oleander, Fall 2011. [View PDF]


"Todas las cartas ("All The Letters"): An Invitation" in Senses of Cinema: http://www.sensesofcinema.com/2011/feature-articles/toda-las-cartas-%E2%80%9Call-the-letters%E2%80%9D-an-invitation/

"Kore-eda's Ocean View," Film Criticism special double issue, XXXV; 2-3 (Winter/Spring 2011), pp. 127-146.

Review of "ShadowLight Productions: EXPLORATIONS OF THE SHADOW WORLD (8 DVD set)" in Asian Cinema 21:2 (Fall/Winter 2010),  pp. 315-319.

"Erice's Songs: Nature as Music/Music as Nature," Framework 51:2 (2010): 199-247 (co-written with ethnomuscologist Celia Martínez García) http://www.frameworkonline.com/Issue52/521lceandcmg.html [View Full PDF]

"Las canciones de Erice – La naturaleza como música / la música como naturaleza," in Secuencias (31, 2010: 7-31). (A Spanish translation, by Case Western alum Steve Wenz.) [View PDF]


Recent Talks:
Introduction of the Catalan-language film Pa Negre [italics] at the University of Miami Cosford Cinema (October 19, 2013). [Poster]

Invited Talk at the (S) Movies: Contemporary Spanish Cinema conference (December 2011, NYC). [Blurb] [Program]

Guest Speaker, Allegheny College symposium on Kore-eda Hirokazu (as part of the Year of Global Citizenship, 2011)

Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference, Chair of panel “Flow: Narratives of Water on Screen”
http://www.cmstudies.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=34&Itemid=51

"Spanish Filmmakers Link with Japan," Orientalismos conference, Florida International University, Miami (April 2009)

Conference presentation: "Searching for the Absent Voice: Wandering through Silence in the Films of Lacuesta and Guerín, Catalan Documentary Film Series and Conference, Stanford Humanities Institute (November 2008)

Conference presentation: "Erice's Songs" at the Third International Conference on Latin American and Iberian Cinema, University of Hawaii (October 2008)


Other Publications:
An homage to Eric Rohmer (Le rayon vert) in Senses of Cinema: http://www.sensesofcinema.com/2010/feature-articles/short-take-tributes-on-rohmer/

Puppetry International (Fall and Winter 2009, no. 26)
Poem “In Xanadu” (published in print) and poem “Kagemusha”published online: http://www.unima-usa.org/publications/toc/26_selections.html

A Buñuel Scrapbook: The Last Script, Remembering Luis Buñuel and Calanda: 40 Years Later” in Senses of Cinema (51, online, 2009)
http://sensesofcinema.com/2009/feature-articles/last-script-bunuel-calanda/

“Notes of a Zahorí,” Proteus (April 2009)
  • Prose poem "Buster Keaton Takes a Walk" in The Bitter Oleander 15:1 (2009): 28-31.
  • (Firma Invitada) "Narrow Margins at Play [Estrechos márgines en juego]," in Cahiers du Cinema España : 19 (Jan. 2009, in Spanish): 69.
  • Sansho the Bailiff (Criterion DVD); The Willow Tree (Iranian film) in Asian Cinema 19:2 (Fall/Winter 2008): 317-322.
  • Online article, "Three Contemporary Spanish Films: Landscape, Recollection, Voice," in Senses of Cinema. (Issue No. 46, 2008).
  • Chapter, "Tampopo and Transformation," in Japanese Cinema: Texts and Contexts. Ed. Alistair Phillips and Julian Stringer. Routledge (2007): 262-273.