Below are a few of the texts we are discussing and two of the films we watched in Week 1 and 2 of Attention/History class. Not shown are the story "Word for Word" by Ingeborg Bachmann, "Prayer In The Mother Tongue" by Kawabata, "Ich Sterbe" by Nathalie Sarraute, and "Les mains negatives" by Marguerite Duras.
India Song by Marguerite Duras:
The Missing Picture by Rithy Panh
I also attended Nathanael's screening of A Page of Madness, directed by Teinosuge Kinusaga and written by Kawabata Yasunari. Accompanying this were an excerpt from Claude Cahun's Disavowals, "The Cell" from Kafka, "The Green Table" from Pizarnak, and Yasunari's treatment for the film
A Page of Madness by Yasunari and Kinusaga: