I thought I'd include my notes of the final roundtable for anyone who missed it or for those who want to recall specific points. What is written bellow is part quotation, part paraphrase. Please exuse any gaps or mischaracterizations. Not being a stenographer, I did the best I could to keep up with the discussion and write what I heard, or thought I heard. If there are any major mistakes, please include a comment to clarify.
Cinephilia does not have a place in Burnett's argument as it currently stands. Though his presentation was impressive, and the breadth of his research and conceptually complex analysis is most admirable, the question of excess, a major characteristic of much cinephilia scholarship, is not present.
A brief comment on Zryd's presentation.
A few thoughts on the final ARTHEMIS session:
I've never taken a course on the avant-garde nor embarked on any independent study of this mode of film practice. This is probably a huge blind spot. But despite my relative ignorance of the movement in question (I was one of the people in the room to sheepishly raise my hand when Mike Zryd asked who hadn't ever seen Wavelength), I found much to grab onto in both Malte Hagener's and Zryd's talks today.