Monday, February 27, 2006
Youssef Chahine at Tennessee Tech
I'm just back from a trip to Tennessee Tech in Cookville, TN, along with Joel Gordon (History, University of Arkansas) and Elliott Colla (Comparative Literature, Brown University). (That's the two of them posing on a locomotive at the Cookville Station museum.) We screened Youssef Chahine's 1958 masterpiece, Bab el-Hadid (Cairo Station) on Thursday night and answered questions afterwards. On Friday, the three of us each made short presentations on the film. We've submitted a panel proposal to MESA based on our Tennessee Tech presentations, and hopefully it will be accepted.