UC Berkeley Department of Film and Media

Department of Film & Media UC Berkeley


Berkeley Film & Media Seminar

  • BFMS Lecture Series: Geneviève Sellier -
    Popular cinema and the mass audience in postwar France, 1945-1958

    Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    142 Dwinelle Hall

    French film studies has traditionally restricted itself to aesthetic approaches to the « seventh art » and to the study of film-makers considered, according to a tradition of cinephilia, to be « auteurs. » This tradition has left aside the popular dimensions of French film, including the study of genre and of reception. In this talk, I present my …


  • BFMS Lecture Series: Lana Lin - Freud’s Jaw and Other Lost Objects

    Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    142 Dwinelle Hall

    Cosponsored by the Center for the Study of Sexual Culture   For this presentation I will discuss my soon to be released book, which examines the vulnerability of the human body and asks how human beings contend with loss. Employing psychoanalytic theory and literary analysis, Freud’s Jaw and Other Lost Objects tracks three exemplary figures, psychoanalyst …


  • BFMS Lecture Series: Rielle Navitski -
    Public Violence and Visual Culture: Cinema's Emergence in Brazil

    Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    142 Dwinelle Hall

    Films that restaged public spectacles of real-life violence became the first popular successes of narrative cinema in Brazil, a tendency that finds echoes in the early film cultures of Bolivia, Colombia, and Mexico. These films took part in a sensational visual culture that spans the moving image and the illustrated press, a visual culture uniquely revealing of the constitutive role of …


  • BFMS Lecture and French/Film/Theory Conference

    Apr 13Apr 14, 2017

    142 Dwinelle Hall and French Library

    Luc Vancheri

    Join us for two upcoming events in the department of Film & Media!   April 13, 2017 5:00 - 7:00 pm 142 Dwinelle Hall   "From Renoir's Imaginary Museum to his Christian Imagination: On La Grande Illusion (1937)" ​ Luc Vancheri Professor of Film Studies Université Lyon 2   Jean Renoir’s Grand Illusion is one of the most …


  • Oliver Gaycken - "A Cinema of Living Facts"

    Thu, Mar 9, 2017, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    142 Dwinelle Hall

    A Cinema of Living Facts: The Encyclopaedia Cinematographica's Archives of Movement A signature achievement of the Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film (IWF) was its Encyclopaedia Cinematographica (EC) project, which was active from 1952 until the early 1990s. Divided into three section dedicated to biology, ethnology, and the technical sciences, the EC was conceived as a …


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