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The annual conference of the Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image (SCSMI) welcomes you to the Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland, June 11th – 14th, 2017

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Monday, June 12 • 15:30 - 16:30
LP Richard Allen: Bollywood poetics

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The reincarnation romance is a story of star-crossed lovers, often from different classes or castes, who, separated in one life by an unnatural and unjust death, are seeking to re-find each other and to recover their love in the next. In the reincarnation romance, recognition takes the form of Anamnesis, the recollection of a previous existence. This paper maps the idiom of the reincarnation romance and its historical transformations. It demonstrates how song is essential to the idiom for it is the privileged vehicle for articulating the timeless, spiritual, nature of true desire and the absolute union of self and other.

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Richard Allen

School of Creative Media, City University
Richard Allen is Dean of the School of Creative Media, and Chair Professor of Film and Media Art. He has published on Film Theory and Philosophy, Alfred Hitchcock, Indian Cinema, and Melodrama. His current research projects are Bollywood Poetics, and The Passion of Christ and the... Read More →

Monday June 12, 2017 15:30 - 16:30 EEST
A-301 Room, Töölö Campus, Aalto University (3rd floor) Runeberginkatu 14-16, Helsinki

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