Screen Media [2011-2015]

From 2011 to 2015


About

The theme we have selected for 2014/2015 is affect, with particular attention to affect, responsiveness and transition in relation to the issues of training, education and activism. The approach is two-fold: we will explore affective states represented in Screen Media and affect as one of the aspects of response to moving image artworks. Our theoretical and historical approaches cut across psychoanalytic, cognitivist, historicist and political approaches to the media. Where affect is receiving much attention in social theory and cultural studies currently, the particular intersection between affect and theorisations of moving image media, and their effects, has been less widely discussed. Affect theory in its attention to shifts and conflict, and in its situation between mind and body, has advantages for thought about reception, response and influence in relation to screen media. The topic will be foregrounded in particular through attention to modes of behaviour – education, training, activism – which inculcate change.

Conveners

Conveners

Professor Emma Wilson  (Professor of French Literature and the Visual Arts, Department of French)
Dr James Purdon  (Research Fellow in English, Jesus College)
Dr James Riley  (Lecturer in English)
Yvonne Salmon ( Lecturer, Preceptor, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge)

Co-organisers
Darius Lerup (Department of French)
Rhiannon Harries  (Department of French )
 

Faculty Advisors

Professor David Trotter (Faculty of English)
Professor Andrew Webber  (Department of German)

Past events

 

Screen Media
Literature and Film in the First Media Age
10 October 2011, CRASSH
Professor David Trotter (University of Cambridge)
188 The Impact of Silent Film
20 October 2011, Arts Picturehouse 38-39 St. Andrews Street
Kevin Brownlow (winner of an Honorary Award at the 2010 Oscars). Part of then Festival of Ideas
Cambridge Screen Media Group
24 October 2011, CRASSH
Prof Emma Wilson (Cambridge) Prof Emma Wilson (Cambridge) and Francesca Hardy (Cambridge). A reading group discussion of indexicality, sensuousness and intimacy (with reference to selected extracts from the work of Jennifer Barker and to the films of Agnès Varda)
Distraction and Remediation in British Transmedia Campaigns of the Nineties and Noughties’
07 November 2011, CRASSH
Dr Emily Caston (London College of Communication, University of the Arts).
Film critic Anthony Lane on Jean Renoir's 'Partie de campagne' and Maupassant
14 November 2011, Trinity Hall Lecture Theatre
Anthony Lane (Film Critic and Staff Writer for the New Yorker) NB: Different date and venue.
Passion, Energy and Matter: Godard's Gesture
21 November 2011, CRASSH
Dr Libby Saxton (Queen Mary, University of London)
Screenwriting from a Practical Perspective: Some Myths Debunked
23 January 2012, CRASSH
Clare Foster (University of Cambridge)
La Place de la Bastille and the Place of Cultural Topography
06 February 2012, CRASSH
Professor Keith Reader (University of Glasgow)
Computer-Gaming and the Art of Narrative
20 February 2012, CRASSH
Dr Astrid Ensslin (Bangor University)
Presentations on Graduate Work in Progress in Screen Media
05 March 2012, CRASSH
Lauri Kitsnik (Cambridge) and Alice Allen (Cambridge)
Brian Lapping and Norma Percy (documentary makers)
08 March 2012, Trinity Hall Lecture Theatre
Brian Lapping and Norma Percy (documentary makers). NB Venue* Trinity Hall Lecture Theatre
Teorema (Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1968): A Roundtable on Film and Literature
30 April 2012, CRASSH, Seminar room SG1, Ground floor
Ali Smith (Novelist and Weidenfeld Visiting Professor in European Comparative Literature, University of Oxford), Robert Gordon (Professor of Modern Italian Culture, University of Cambridge), L Yandoli (Cambridge)
Presentations on Work in Progress in Screen Media
14 May 2012, CRASSH, Seminar room SG1, Ground floor
Henry K. Miller (Birkbeck, University of London) and Chris O'Rourke (University of Cambridge)
Adaptation in Theory and in Practice
28 May 2012, CRASSH, Seminar room SG1, Ground floor
Clare Foster (Screenwriter)
Literature, Cinema, Television
08 June 2012, CRASSH, Seminar room SG1, Ground floor
A launch event for the Legenda 'Moving Image' series with papers by Paul Julian Smith and Laura McMahon
Putting Machinima in (or out of) Cinema: A Roundtable on Films Made in Virtual Worlds
11 June 2012, CRASSH, Seminar room SG1, Ground floor
Jenna Ng ((Facilitator) Newton Trust/Leverhulme Early Career, CRASSH, Cambridge), William Brown (University of Roehampton, London), Sarah Higley (University of Rochester, NY)
The First Turns of an Embodied Cinema: “Duncan Grant’s Abstract Kinetic Collage Painting with Sound”
09 October 2012, CRASSH, Seminar room SG1, Ground floor
Prof Chris Townsend (Dept of Media Arts, Royal Holloway, University of London).
Beyond Film. The Many Birthdays of the Digital Age: Scanning, 3D and Klimt's 'Nuda Veritas' remixed
23 October 2012, CRASSH, Seminar room SG1, Ground floor
Dr Frederick Baker (University of Cambridge & Institute of Creative Media Technology, St Pölten)
Two-step, Nerve-tap, Tanglefoot: Tapdance Typologies in Cinema
06 November 2012, CRASSH, Seminar room SG1, Ground floor
Prof Steven Connor, Grace 2 Professor of English (University of Cambridge).
A Screening with Lucias Yandoli
20 November 2012, CRASSH, Seminar room SG1, Ground floor
Lucia Yandoli (Film Maker)
An Evening with Kevin Brownlow
27 November 2012, CRASSH, Seminar room S1- 1st Floor
Kevin Brownlow (Film historian) NB: Seminar room S1-1st Floor
An evening with Ray Andrew, cinematographer on The Shining (Stanley Kubrick, 1980)
22 January 2013, CRASSH, Seminar room SG1, Ground Floor
Ray Andrew, Cinematographer
A joint screening with the Alliance Française, Cambridge.
05 February 2013, CRASSH, Seminar room SG1, Ground Floor

Documentaries: Agnès Varda, Réponse de femmes: notre corps notre sexe. Paule Zajdermann, Quand les femmes s’en mêlent.

Meat, Metal and Code: The Cadaver, the Comatose and the Chimera
19 February 2013, CRASSH, Seminar room SG1, Ground Floor

Stelarc, Performance Artist, Chair in Performance Art, School of Arts, Brunel University, London

Arrival, Settlement and Relationality: The Child in Film
05 March 2013, CRASSH, Seminar room SG1, Ground Floor

Stephanie Hemelryk Donald (Professor of Comparative Film and Cultural Studies, University of New South Wales, Australia)

The Beast with Two Backs: Mutuality, Exchange and Transfiguration between Animals
30 April 2013, CRASSH, Seminar room SG1, Ground Floor

Phillip Warnell (Filmaker)

Performance (presentations followed by a panel discussion)
14 May 2013, CRASSH, Seminar room SG1, Ground Floor

Clare Foster (Cambridge, UCL, UCLA), Prof Andrew Webber (Dept German and Dutch, Cambridge), Dr Michael Hrebeniak (Fac of English, Cambridge).

'Loving Film Theory' and ''Loving Television Theory'
11 June 2013, CRASSH, Seminar room SG1, Ground Floor

Prof Amelie Hastie (Prof of English and Film and Media Studies, Amherst College) and Alison Fornell (MPhil Candidate)

CANCELLED-Derek Jarman 80s Film Scene
15 October 2013, CRASSH, Seminar room SG1, Ground floor

Due to sudden serious illness our planned speaker for this evening, William Fowler has unfortunately had to pull out.
We will try to reschedule this event. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Roberto Rossellini’s Un Pilota Ritorno
29 October 2013, CRASSH, Seminar room SG1, Ground floor

Zyg Baranski (Cambridge) at Screen Media

Screen Media
01 November 2013, CRASSH, Seminar room SG1, Ground floor

David Rodowick ( ) at Screen Media

A talk about found footage: S Wood
12 November 2013, CRASSH, Seminar room SG1, Ground floor

Sarah Wood (Filmmaker and Critic) at Screen Media

Genocide and the Archive
26 November 2013, CRASSH, Seminar room SG1, Ground floor

Screen Media

Derek Jarman and the 80's New Underground Film Scene
21 January 2014, CRASSH Seminar room SG1, Ground floor

William Fowler (BFI National Archive)

Georges Perec's Scene of a Flight: Mnemotechnics on Screen
04 February 2014, CRASSH Seminar room SG1, Ground floor

Mark Goodall (Bradford) at Screen Media

A Special Screening of Tutto Parla di te
10 February 2014, Riley Auditorium, Clare College

Alina Marazzi (Director)

Unbearable and Impossible Images in Sofia Coppola's 'The Virgin Suicides'
18 February 2014, CRASSH Seminar room SG1, Ground floor

Anna Backman Rogers (Stockholm)

Sounding Pole Films
04 March 2014, CRASSH Seminar room SG1, Ground floor

Rod Mengham (Cambridge) and Marc Atkins (Filmmaker)

Television and the Archive
29 April 2014, CRASSH Seminar room SG1

John Ellis (Royal Holloway London) at Screen Media

Walerian Borowczyk
06 May 2014, MML (Lecturers' Common, 1st floor)

Daniel Bird (writer and director) at Screen Media

Film Poems
13 May 2014, CRASSH Seminar room SG1

Redell Olsen (Cambridge) at Screen Media

The Baroque and the Real in Contemporary Feel-Bad Film
14 October 2014, Room SG2, Alison Richard Building

Nikolaj Lubecker (Oxford) at Screen Media

Filming Disorganised Attachment
28 October 2014, Room SG2, Alison Richard Building

Robbie Duschinsky (Northumbria) at Screen Media

Violence and the Diagram: Or, The Human Centipede
04 November 2014, McCrum Lecture Theatre, Corpus Christi College. NB different date and venue*

Eugenie Brinkema (MIT) at Screen Media

A Pattern of Thought and Feeling: Since 2nd WW
11 November 2014, Room SG2, Alison Richard Building

John Wyver (Westminster), Scott Anthony and James Purdon, (Cambridge) at Screen Media

Presentations by Research Students: Screen Media
25 November 2014, Room SG2, Alison Richard Building

Rhiannon Harries and Dariurs Lerup (Cambridge) at Screen Media

Etienne-Gaspard Robertson (1763-1837), Le Fantasmagore
19 January 2015, Lecture Theatre, Trinity Hall [In French] NB: Different day and venue*

Jérôme Prieur (writer and filmmaker) -Screen Media
A joint session with the French Nineteenth-Century Seminar

Wrong Living: The Cinematic Bungalow
22 January 2015, English Faculty, Board room NB: Different time and venue*

John David Rhodes (Cambridge) -Screen Media
Joint session with the American Literature Research Seminar

Road Movies: Projection, DIY Cinema and Cult Film
03 February 2015, Room SG2, Alison Richard Building

James Riley (Cambridge) -Screen Media

A Trick of the Light: Derek Jarman and Magick
17 February 2015, Room SG2, Alison Richard Building

Yvonne Salmon (Cambridge) -Screen Media

Reflections on Max Ophuls (La Signora di Tutti-1934)
03 March 2015, Parker Room, Corpus Christi College, Trumpington St

Laura Mulvey (Birkbeck, London) -Screen Media

NB Different venue

Surveillancinema
28 April 2015, Corpus Christi College

Garrett Stewart (Iowa) ~Screen Media

Women, Feminism, and Hollywood
28 April 2015, Room SG2, Alison Richard Building.

Dance, Girl, Dance (D Arzner,1940) ~ Screen Media

The Feminist Avant-Garde
12 May 2015, Room SG2, Alison Richard Building.

Thriller (S Potter, 1979) ~ Screen Media

Women, Conflict, and Feminist Filmmaking
26 May 2015, Room SG2, Alison Richard Building.

Panj e Asr (Samira Makhmalbaf, 2003) ~ Screen Media

The Politics of Feminist Documentary Film
09 June 2015, Room SG2, Alison Richard Building.

The Witches of Gambaga (Yaba Badoe, 2010) ~ Screen Media

What Pictures Do
11 June 2015, Corpus Christi College.

Ludger Schwarte (Kunsthochschule Düsseldorf) ~ Screen Media