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Anne Charlotte Robertson's Cinematic Trousseau

Anne Charlotte Robertson's Cinematic Trousseau
1 Devonshire Place, Munk School of Global Affairs, Room 208N
Time: Nov 24th, 4:00 pm End: Nov 24th, 5:30 pm
Interest Categories: Women & Gender Studies (FAS), United States Studies, Psychology, Diaspora/Transnational, Cinema
CSUS grad workshop with Anjo-Mari Gouws

The Centre for the Study of the United States is pleased to present a graduate workshop

Anjo-Marí Gouws

Anne Charlotte Robertson's Cinematic Trousseau

This talk explores the work of Anne Charlotte Robertson, a super 8mm experimental filmmaker who died in 2012. Over the course of thirty years, Robertson made diary films that functioned in an autobiographical register as a space in which she could work through a number of enduring concerns: her endeavours in cooking and gardening, her obsession with weight loss, her relationships with her family, her desire for a partner, as well as her life-long experience with schizophrenia.This talk serves as an introduction to Robertson’s use of the diary film to reflect on both the nature of the cinematic apparatus and the minutiae of her life, and what this intersection suggests about the recording of the everyday.

Originally hailing from South Africa, Anjo-marí Gouws is a PhD-student in the Cinema Studies Institute at the University of Toronto. Her research interests include cinematic narratives of diaspora, existential themes in contemporary European film, and iterations of mental illness in moving images, which includes her dissertation project on the work of experimental filmmaker Anne Charlotte Robertson. She has published in the journal Image and Text.

This event is free and open to all, but registration is required.  Please click HERE to register. For further information, please contact the Centre for the Study of the United States at (416) 946-8900.

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