"Is Digital Cinema Out of Touch?: Elusive Touch, Evasive Grasp, Open Gesture"
Prof. Tom Gunning

Department of Cinema and Media Studies, University of Chicago
October 8, 4 — 7 PM
Nat Taylor Cinema, N102 Ross
York University, Toronto ON Canada

"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.

Each year, the Ioan Davies Memorial Lecture invites Dr. Daviesí many distinguished colleagues, students and friends to say a few words on the legacy of his work and life. The Ioan Davies Memorial Lecture is sponsored by: The Joint Graduate Program in Communication & Culture, the Faculty of Graduate Studies, the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, the Department of English and the Department of Communications Studies.