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Course Site for Future Cinema 1 (and sometimes Future Cinema 2: Applied Theory) at York University, Canada

Tom Gunning lectures this week

Please join us for two upcoming talks by film historian Tom Gunning presented by the Department of Cinema and Media Arts and the Graduate Program in Communication and Culture.

Flyers attached. Please feel free to circulate. Thanks!

The Peter Morris Memorial Lecture featuring Tom Gunning
Wednesday October 7 at 3pm-5-pm
Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theatre, Accolade East Building (ACE)
‘The Ghostly Ontology of the Projected Image: From Natural Magic to Nosferatu’

The Ioan Davies Memorial Lecture featuring Tom Gunning
Thursday October 8 at 4pm
Nat Taylor Cinema (N102 Ross)
‘Is Digital Cinema Out of Touch? Elusive Touch, Evasive Grasp, Open Gesture’

Tom Gunning is Edwin A. and Betty L. Bergman Distinguished Service Professor in the Division of Humanities at the University of Chicago, where he teaches in the Department of Cinema and Media Studies and the Department of Art History.

A noted film historian, Gunning has lectured widely on film style and interpretation, film culture and the history of film. He is the author of numerous books, including D.W. Griffith and the Origins of American Narrative Film,Fantasia of Color in Early Cinema, Brought to Light: Photography and the Invisible (1840-1900), and The Films of Fritz Lang: Allegories of Vision and Modernity. He is the recipient of the Distinguished Career Achievement Award from the Society for Cinema and Media Studies.

Admission is free. All welcome.

The annual Peter Morris Memorial Lecture features internationally recognized scholars working in the area of cinema and media studies, with a particular emphasis on histories of screen cultures. Previous presenters in the series have been Ian Christie (October 2011), David Bordwell (October 2012), Wendy Hui Kyong Chun (January 2014) and Lisa Gitelman (January 2015).


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