Malostranska Beseda ​(​Talk of the Little Town​)

Title: Malostranska Beseda ​(​Talk of the Little Town​)

Creator: Maddie Gwinn

Category: Time

Creator Commentary:

Malostranska Beseda is a creative nonfiction anecdote on my experience of falling in love while abroad in Prague. Drawing the dialogue directly from snippets of conversations in my journals, I employ what Fredric Jameson calls “nostalgia for the present”. Rilke writes that we can never know our lovers, nor ourselves, and that without negotiating this, love turns inwards and is a fantasy doomed to fail.


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Creator Bio:

Maddie Gwinn is a currently finishing her senior thesis in directing, a film called Marketa in the Desert, and Capstone project for the Honors Program titled “Countering the Current: The Function of Cinematic Waves in Communist vs. Capitalist Societies”. After graduation, she plans to move to Europe to pursue a mentorship program with Jane Campion and a directing program at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg through the following spring. Maddie spends her free thoughts lamenting the postmodern condition.

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