Lecture Series 2013-2014

Concordia University

With Irene Rozsa, John Hunting and Trevor Mowchun, Masha Salazkina and Katarina Mihailovic, Marc Steinberg and Alain Chouinard, Veronica Pravadelli, D.N. Rodowick,  John MacKay and Raymond Bellour. 

Irene Rozsa (Concordia University) 
“Reconsidering Cuban Film Culture Sites and Institutions : from the Republican Period to the 1960’s.”
Oct 18, 14h30 room : EV 5,615
 
John Hunting and Trevor Mowchun 
(Dawson College and Concordia University) 
“Photography, Film and Their World Dependence.”
Nov 22, 16h00 room : EV 5,615
 
Masha Salazkina and Katarina Mihailovic
(Concordia University)
“Locating Yugoslav Film Criticism: Transnational Approaches to Film Culture.”
Nov 29, 16h00 room : EV 5,615
 
Marc Steinberg and Alain Chouinard 
(Concordia University)
“Digital Platforms and Play.”
Feb 7, 16h00 room : MB 2,270
 
D.N. Rodowick (University of Chicago)
Title TBA
Feb 28, 16h00 room : MB 3,270
 
Veronica Pravadelli  (Università degli Studi Roma Tre)
“Classical Hollywood Cinema and Film Studies: 
Historicizing Theory, Theorizing History.”
March 14, 16h00 room MB 2,270
 
John MacKay (Yale University)
“Dziga Vertov and the Saga of Professionalization in the USSR.”
March 28, 16h00 room MB 2,270
 
Raymond Bellour (CNRS) 
“On Cinema and Other Moving Images.”
April 4, 16h00 room MB 2,270

Talks

Friday, October 18, 2013 - 14:30
Irene Rozsa
October 18, 2013, 14h30 
EV 5,615
1515 Ste.Catherine W.
Free admission
Friday, November 22, 2013 - 16:00
John Hunting and Trevor Mowchun, 
Nov 22, 16h, EV 5,615
Trevor Mowchun explores the “world dependence” of film through a reconsideration of the conditions of both the presence and absence of the world onscreen.
Friday, November 29, 2013 - 16:00
Masha Salazkina and Katarina Mihailovic
Film Cultures and Critical Discourses in Transnational Contexts
Nov 29,16h00
EV 5,615
(1515 Ste.Catherine W.)
 
The two presentations will engage with the historiographical questions in the study of institutional film cultures and critical discourses on cinema in transnational contexts.
Friday, February 7, 2014 - 16:00

Alain Chouinard's “Long Live Play” and Marc Steinberg 's “Platform Dominance, Contents Strategies”, Feb 7,16h00, MB 2,270 (1450 Guy St.)

Friday, February 28, 2014 - 16:00
D.N.Rodowick
“Perfectionism’s Ironic Transport (Reading Now Voyager After Cavell)”
Feb 28,16h00
MB 3,270 (1450 Guy St.)
 
Rereading Cavell’s later works on moral perfectionism, I examine a number of themes that I consider central to what I call a philosophy of the humanities, in which art and film play important roles.
Friday, March 14, 2014 - 16:00
Classical Hollywood cinema has been the key filmic form in shaping up Film Studies in the last 40 years or so. One can actually argue that the discipline itself has developed through the study of Hollywood cinema during the Studio Era. From Bellour’s semiotic-psychoanalytic approach to the theory of the “progressive text”, from Feminist Film Theory to Bordwell’s neo-formalist approach, etc.
Friday, March 28, 2014 - 16:00

John MacKay's talk: Dziga Vertov and the Paradoxes of a Revolutionary Materialist Film Practice, March 28, 16h, MB 2,270

Friday, April 4, 2014 - 16:00

The heightened presence of photography in the cinema since the 1960s along with the growth of video beginning in the 1970s has long made it necessary to understand the nature of the operations for moving between various kinds of images, on the level of both the fact of the movement and the analogy of the representation.

Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 10:30
This book seeks to reach a better understanding of what a cinema spectator is, the body of a spectator caught in cinema’s body.
The book first takes up a comparison, which is widely used but never elucidated, between cinema and hypnosis – that enigmatic state between waking, dreaming and sleeping.