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THE ADVANCED RESEARCH TEAM ON HISTORY AND EPISTEMOLOGY OF MOVING IMAGE STUDY IS DEDICATED TO INVESTIGATING THE EVOLUTION AND THE VARIOUS FACETS OF FILM AND MOVING IMAGE STUDIES AS DISCIPLINARY PROJECTS WITHIN ACADEMIA AND BEYOND
01/30/2015 - 16:00
Arthemis Lecture Series 2014-15

In considering why it took so long for cinema to acquire sound it is important to compare between different historical periods. The slow-paced evolution of film sound (this was everything but a revolution) is not well known or documented in good measure because few people know just how diverse the environments for film screenings were during the first 30 years of cinema.

01/16/2015 - 16:00
Arthemis Lecture Series 2014-15
Speaker(s):
Russell, Catherine

Although Walter Benjamin is frequently cited in film studies scholarship, there is little consensus on what he really offers the discipline. Working with several PhD students, I have tracked citations of Walter Benjamin in two major film studies journals, Cinema Journal and Screen from 1990 to 2014.

11/07/2014 - 16:00
Arthemis Lecture Series 2014-15
Historically, video stores in both big cities and small towns often served as de facto cinémathèques and informal “film schools.” Now that Netflix and other digital delivery services have largely destroyed the brick-and-mortar video rental industry, some surviving stores have made efforts to formally re-define themselves as cultural and cinematic institutions.
10/02/2014 - 17:15
Arthemis Lecture Series 2014-15
Since 1940, one year after his inception, Batman has occupied multiple media texts: from 1943 onwards, he has also existed across multiple media forms. This talk takes us through 75 years of Batman as a cross-platform cultural icon, tracing his journey from comics through newspaper strips and film serials to television, movies and video games.
04/04/2014 - 16:00
Lecture Series 2013-2014

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.

03/28/2014 - 16:00
Lecture Series 2013-2014

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

03/14/2014 - 16:00
Lecture Series 2013-2014
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.
02/28/2014 - 16:00
Lecture Series 2013-2014
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.

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