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"Coolness Factor: Taking the Temperature of Leni Riefenstahl's Aesthetics of Cool"


75:00 minutes (17.22 MB)
By Dr. Ingeborg Majer O'Sickey, 2008

Recorded Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. in Room W101 Thompson Hall on SUNY Fredonia campus, the keynote lecture, Coolness Factor: Taking the Temperature of Leni Riefenstahl's Aesthetics of Cool focused on the ways in which debates over Riefenstahl’s work enter into current cinematic practice as well as film history, ethics and censorship. The keynote speaker is Dr. Ingeborg Majer O’Sickey, professor of German and director of Women’s Studies at SUNY Binghamton.  An internationally recognized scholar of German film and film theory, she is the author of the 1998 book Triangulated Visions: Women in Recent German Cinema, and of a forthcoming monograph analyzing the representation of gender and nation in films of the Nazi era. She is co-editor of Riefenstahl Screened: An Anthology of New Criticism slated for release in December 2008.  Dr. O’Sickey’s lecture has been made possible by a grant from the Carnahan-Jackson Fund for the Humanities of the Fredonia College Foundation.