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 Oct 2011 5:00pm - 7:00pm, CRASSH

Professor David Trotter (University of Cambridge)

188 The Impact of Silent Film
20 Oct 2011 6:00pm - 8:00pm, 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 Oct 2011 5:00pm - 7:00pm, 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’
7 Nov 2011 5:00pm - 7:00pm, 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 Nov 2011 5:00pm - 7:00pm, 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 Nov 2011 5:00pm - 7:00pm, CRASSH

Dr Libby Saxton (Queen Mary, University of London)

Screenwriting from a Practical Perspective: Some Myths Debunked
23 Jan 2012 5:15pm - 7:00pm, CRASSH

Clare Foster (University of Cambridge)

La Place de la Bastille and the Place of Cultural Topography
6 Feb 2012 5:15pm - 7:00pm, CRASSH

Professor Keith Reader (University of Glasgow)

Computer-Gaming and the Art of Narrative
20 Feb 2012 5:15pm - 7:00pm, CRASSH

Dr Astrid Ensslin (Bangor University)

Presentations on Graduate Work in Progress in Screen Media
5 Mar 2012 5:15pm - 7:00pm, CRASSH

Lauri Kitsnik (Cambridge) and Alice Allen (Cambridge)

Brian Lapping and Norma Percy (documentary makers)
8 Mar 2012 5:00pm - 7:00pm, 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 Apr 2012 5:15pm - 7:00pm, 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 5:15pm - 7:00pm, 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 5:15pm - 7:00pm, CRASSH, Seminar room SG1, Ground floor

Clare Foster (Screenwriter)

Literature, Cinema, Television
8 Jun 2012 5:00pm - 7:00pm, 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 Jun 2012 5:15pm - 7:00pm, 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”
9 Oct 2012 5:00pm - 7:00pm, 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 Oct 2012 5:00pm - 7:00pm, 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
6 Nov 2012 5:00pm - 7:00pm, CRASSH, Seminar room SG1, Ground floor

Prof Steven Connor, Grace 2 Professor of English (University of Cambridge).

A Screening with Lucias Yandoli
20 Nov 2012 5:00pm - 7:00pm, CRASSH, Seminar room SG1, Ground floor

Lucia Yandoli (Film Maker)

An Evening with Kevin Brownlow
27 Nov 2012 5:00pm - 7:00pm, 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 Jan 2013 5:00pm - 7:00pm, CRASSH, Seminar room SG1, Ground Floor

Ray Andrew, Cinematographer

A joint screening with the Alliance Française, Cambridge.
5 Feb 2013 5:00pm - 7:00pm, 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 Feb 2013 5:00pm - 7:00pm, 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
5 Mar 2013 5:00pm - 7:00pm, 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 Apr 2013 5:00pm - 7:00pm, CRASSH, Seminar room SG1, Ground Floor

Phillip Warnell (Filmaker)

Performance (presentations followed by a panel discussion)
14 May 2013 5:00pm - 7:00pm, 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).

Stella Keens TBC
28 May 2013 5:00pm - 7:00pm, CRASSH, Seminar room SG1, Ground Floor

Stella Keens

‘Loving Film Theory’ and ”Loving Television Theory’
11 Jun 2013 5:00pm - 7:00pm, 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 Oct 2013 5:15pm - 7:00pm, 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 Oct 2013 5:15pm - 7:00pm, CRASSH, Seminar room SG1, Ground floor

Zyg Baranski (Cambridge) at Screen Media

Screen Media
1 Nov 2013 5:30pm - 7:00pm, CRASSH, Seminar room SG1, Ground floor

David Rodowick ( ) at Screen Media

A talk about found footage: S Wood
12 Nov 2013 5:15pm - 7:00pm, CRASSH, Seminar room SG1, Ground floor

Sarah Wood (Filmmaker and Critic) at Screen Media

Genocide and the Archive
26 Nov 2013 5:15pm - 7:00pm, CRASSH, Seminar room SG1, Ground floor

Screen Media

Derek Jarman and the 80’s New Underground Film Scene
21 Jan 2014 5:00pm - 7:00pm, CRASSH Seminar room SG1, Ground floor

William Fowler (BFI National Archive)

Georges Perec’s Scene of a Flight: Mnemotechnics on Screen
4 Feb 2014 5:00pm - 7:00pm, CRASSH Seminar room SG1, Ground floor

Mark Goodall (Bradford) at Screen Media

A Special Screening of Tutto Parla di te
10 Feb 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm, Riley Auditorium, Clare College

Alina Marazzi (Director)

Unbearable and Impossible Images in Sofia Coppola’s ‘The Virgin Suicides’
18 Feb 2014 5:00pm - 7:00pm, CRASSH Seminar room SG1, Ground floor

Anna Backman Rogers (Stockholm)

Sounding Pole Films
4 Mar 2014 5:00pm - 7:00pm, CRASSH Seminar room SG1, Ground floor

Rod Mengham (Cambridge) and Marc Atkins (Filmmaker)

Television and the Archive
29 Apr 2014 5:15pm - 7:00pm, CRASSH Seminar room SG1

John Ellis (Royal Holloway London) at Screen Media

Walerian Borowczyk
6 May 2014 5:00pm - 7:00pm, MML (Lecturers' Common, 1st floor)

Daniel Bird (writer and director) at Screen Media

Film Poems
13 May 2014 5:15pm - 7:00pm, CRASSH Seminar room SG1

Redell Olsen (Cambridge) at Screen Media

The Baroque and the Real in Contemporary Feel-Bad Film
14 Oct 2014 5:15pm - 7:00pm, Room SG2, Alison Richard Building

Nikolaj Lubecker (Oxford) at Screen Media

Filming Disorganised Attachment
28 Oct 2014 5:15pm - 7:00pm, Room SG2, Alison Richard Building

Robbie Duschinsky (Northumbria) at Screen Media

Violence and the Diagram: Or, The Human Centipede
4 Nov 2014 5:15pm - 7:00pm, 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 Nov 2014 5:15pm - 7:00pm, Room SG2, Alison Richard Building

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

Presentations by Research Students: Screen Media
25 Nov 2014 - 25 Dec 2014 5:15pm, Room SG2, Alison Richard Building

Rhiannon Harries and Dariurs Lerup (Cambridge) at Screen Media

Etienne-Gaspard Robertson (1763-1837), Le Fantasmagore
19 Jan 2015 5:15pm - 7:00pm, 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 Jan 2015 5:00pm - 6:30pm, 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
3 Feb 2015 5:15pm - 7:00pm, Room SG2, Alison Richard Building

James Riley (Cambridge) -Screen Media

A Trick of the Light: Derek Jarman and Magick
17 Feb 2015 5:15pm - 7:00pm, Room SG2, Alison Richard Building

Yvonne Salmon (Cambridge) -Screen Media

Reflections on Max Ophuls (La Signora di Tutti-1934)
3 Mar 2015 5:15pm - 7:00pm, Parker Room, Corpus Christi College, Trumpington St

Laura Mulvey (Birkbeck, London) -Screen Media

NB Different venue

Women, Feminism, and Hollywood
28 Apr 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm, Room SG2, Alison Richard Building.

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

Surveillancinema
28 Apr 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm, Corpus Christi College

Garrett Stewart (Iowa) ~Screen Media

The Feminist Avant-Garde
12 May 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm, Room SG2, Alison Richard Building.

Thriller (S Potter, 1979) ~ Screen Media

Women, Conflict, and Feminist Filmmaking
26 May 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm, Room SG2, Alison Richard Building.

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

The Politics of Feminist Documentary Film
9 Jun 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm, Room SG2, Alison Richard Building.

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

What Pictures Do
11 Jun 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm, Corpus Christi College.

Ludger Schwarte (Kunsthochschule Düsseldorf) ~ Screen Media

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