UC Berkeley Department of Film and Media

Department of Film & Media UC Berkeley

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Berkeley Film & Media Seminar

  • 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 …

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  • 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 …

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  • 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

    Save the date! Geneviève Sellier will be one of our visiting lecturers this fall.  Geneviève Sellier is one of France’s leading film scholars. She is the author of Masculine Singular: French New Wave Cinema (trans. Kristin Ross, Duke University Press, 2008) and, with Noël Burch, The Battle of the Sexes in French Cinema, 1930-1956 (trans. Peter Graham, Duke …

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  • BFMS Lecture Series: Pooja Rangan - The Skin of the Voice

    Thu, Nov 30, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    188 Dwinelle Hall

    Save the date! Pooja Rangan, Professor of English in Film and Media Studies at Amherst College, will be one of our visiting lecturers this fall.  Abstract to follow. Pooja Rangan is Assistant Professor of English in Film and Media Studies at Amherst College. Her book Immediations: The Humanitarian Impulse in Documentary (Duke University Press, 2017) examines the ethic of giving …

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  • BFMS Lecture Series: John David Rhodes - Disembowelled Vision: Fascism, Rome and Cinema

    Thu, Mar 22, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Save the date! John David Rhodes, Professor of Film at the University of Cambridge, will be one of our visiting lecturers this fall.  Abstract to follow.

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  • 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 …

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  • 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 …

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  • 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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  • Sebastian Franklin - Cleverness and Drive, or the Cybernetic Fantasy of Value

    Wed, Feb 22, 2017, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    470 Stephens Hall

    In January 1951, R.S. Hunt—a British technical editor and former chemist without any university degree or diploma—sent a manuscript titled “Two Kinds of Work” to the mathematician Norbert Wiener, who did not read it. Hunt’s manuscript promises to “put metaphysics within the scope of physics.” And it claims to do so by making “such quantities as …

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  • BFMS Lecture - John Peters

    Thu, Oct 20, 2016, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    142 Dwinelle Hall

    John Lilly, Dolphin Voices, and the Tape Medium John Lilly, who made dolphins famous as cosmic minds in the water, was obsessed with their bioacoustic practices, including hearing and phonation. Lilly sits at the crossroads of many vectors in postwar America: the birth of the counterculture from the spirit of Cold War militarized science, the cybernetic dream of bridging animal, human, …

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