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Daniel Herbert's lecture

Friday, November 7, 2014 - 16:00
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.

Will Brooker's lecture

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 17:15
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.

Veronica Pravadelli's talk

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.

“Perfectionism’s Ironic Transport (Reading Now Voyager After Cavell)”

Friday, February 28, 2014 - 16:00
“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.

Film Culture and Critical Discourse in Transnational Context

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.


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