Yale-NUS Symposium on Film and Painting

5 March 2016 (Sat),
At Performance Hall

 Free and open to the public.


Symposium Location:

Performance Hall

18 College Avenue West

Yale-NUS College



Friday, March 4th, Film Screening:  Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Flowers of Shanghai (1998)

Screening Location: National Museum of Singapore

Time: 8:00 PM


 Symposium Program

Talks to be followed by discussion with the audience.

9:45 Welcome, Pericles Lewis, President, Yale-NUS College

Introductions, Brigitte Peucker.  Speakers will be introduced

by Professors Meredith Morse and Mark Joyce, Yale-NUS


10:00-10:45 Steven Jacobs (PhD, University of Ghent) is an art historian who specializes in the relations between film and the visual arts.  He is a professor in the Department of Art History, University of Ghent, Belgium.

Talk: “Noir Art: Painted Portraits in Noir Thrillers and Gothic Melodramas of the 1940s and 1950s.”


11:00-11:45 Brigitte Peucker (PhD, Yale University) is a Professor of Film and Media Studies, Yale University, and one of the founders of the Yale Film Studies Program, which she chaired for many years.

Title: “Effacement: Color, Modernism and the Female Body’


1200-13:30 Lunch Break


13:30 Ho Lok Victor Fan (Joint PhD from Film Studies and Comparative Literature, Yale University; MFA in Film and Television Production, School of Cinema and Television, USC) is a Lecturer at the Department of Film Studies, King’s College, London, and a Film Consultant to the Chinese Visual Festival.

Talk: “Fey Mou: The Presence of an Absence”


14:30 Susan Felleman (PhD, Graduate Center of the City University of New York) is Professor of Art History and Film and Media Studies at the University of South Carolina, USA. Her research and teaching concentrate on relations between art and media, including their theorizations of psychological and social relations. 

Talk: ‘”Something about abstraction that we may not want to know”: liquid color and feminine sexuality in An Unmarried Woman


15:30 Coffee and Tea Break

16:00 Richard I. Suchenski (Joint Ph.D., Film Studies and History of Art, Yale University) is the Founder and Director of the Center for Moving Image Arts (CMIA) and Assistant Professor of Film and Electronic Arts at Bard College. He has brought the retrospective of Hou’s films to the Singapore Museum.

Talk: “Also like Life: the Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien”


17:00 -18:00 Reception for speakers and audience