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Situation, Location, Context

by Brian Bergen-Aurand Circumstance (2011). Director: Maryam Keshavarz. Writer: Maryam Keshavarz. Actors: Nikohl Boosheri / Sarah Kazemy / Reza Sixo Safai. Countries: France / USA/ Iran Circumstance– A fact or condition connected with or relevant to an event or action. One’s state of financial or material welfare. Circumstance often tops lists of recent LGBT cinema from the … Continue reading

Tonnes of Loneliness

by Brian Bergen-Aurand The Band’s Visit (Directed by Eran Kolirin, Israel/USA/France, 2007) disappointed me. The film has been very well received by critics. It has a 98% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and has won “over 35 international awards.” And I’ll admit, I was a fan through the first 2/3 of the film. For sixty … Continue reading

Call for Papers: “Emmanuel Levinas across the Generations and Continents”

Originally posted on NALS 2015 Conference @Purdue:
The resistance of analytic philosophy to continental philosophy, at least as practiced in the United States, is legion. Anecdotes abound regarding failed attempts to bridge the divide or to discover continuities that have been missed. Increasingly however, younger scholars, thinkers, and critics who have been tempted on the one…