Of the large human symbolic constructions, fiction is probably the most ancient and universal. It concerns every one of us and constitutes an important part of our mental activity. Its main purpose is to duplicate our direct experience of the world while giving it symbolic form; hence its cognitive and even reflexive aspects.
Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 10:00 to 12:30
Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 10:30 to 13:30
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.
Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 10:30 to 13:00
Rhetorically charged debates over theory have divided scholars of the humanities for decades. In Elegy for Theory, D. N. Rodowick steps back from well-rehearsed arguments pro and con to assess why theory has become such a deeply contested concept.
Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 10:45 to Friday, March 15, 2013 - 15:45
The Workshop on Transnational Approaches to Film and Media Studies was a two-day event, which took place on March 14-15 at Concordia.