I’m heading to MLA in Austin, TX this weekend to chair and present on a panel entitled, “Long-Form: Varieties of Cinematic Time” with Mark Goble and Jessica Hurley. I’ll be talking about Cecil B. DeMille, Bruce Barton, D.W. Griffith, Lois Weber, W.E.B. Du Bois, and dissolves that transition thousands of years. Here are the details, if you’re in the market:

Long-Form: Varieties of Cinematic Time

5:15 – 6:30 PM / 205, JW Marriott

1. “Cycles and Squares: Early Cinema’s Historical Frames,” Me

2. “Cinema in 1968 until the End of Time,”Mark Goble, Univ. of California, Berkeley

3. “Slow Motion and the End of Time: Melancholia,” Jessica Hurley, Univ. of Chicago