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Neoliberalism with No Illusions: Cruel Pessimism in Post-Socialist Cinema

Tamas Nagypal, Postdoctoral Fellow in Film Studies

Monday, March 5, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

A talk by Tamas Nagypal, a postdoctoral fellow in Film Studies with CFTH and the OSU School of Writing, Literature, and Film. 

This talk explores the discontent with increasingly stifling pressures of neoliberal capitalism as it manifests in recent post-socialist cinema. Looking at the affective landscapes of depression, hopelessness, and impotent rage in films like Leviathan, The Turin Horse, The Tribe, and A Touch of Sin, it considers how their overwhelming tone of pessimism can nevertheless be a form of collective resistance to entrepreneurial neoliberalism’s false emancipatory promises and compulsory positivity.

Tamas Nagypal is a postdoctoral fellow at The Centre for the Humanities and the OSU School of Writing, Literature, and Film. He received his PhD in Cinema and Media Arts from York University, Toronto, writing his dissertation on film noir and the biopolitics of Empire. His essays have been published in journals such as Mediations, Film International, and the Journal of Religion and Film, as well as the edited volume Žižek and Media Studies: A Reader.  

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