Thinking in Film 4

Tuesday 18 November 2014, 6.15PM

Pre-screening discussion with Daryl Martin, and screening, Patrick Keiller, Robinson in Ruins (2010).

"What does cinema think that nothing but it can think?"  This was a question posed by the philosopher Alain Badiou in 1998.  This series of screenings and seminars aims to consider the way in which films might be understood to think with and against us, and how they might represent thought itself.  Over the coming year, a series of films will be presented that provoke different understandings of the relation between film and thought.  They will be accompanied by seminars, discussions and readings that aim to build on one another throughout the length of the program.  In these meetings, we will reflect upon individual films as articulations of theory, and on film more generally as a mode of critical engagement with and against the philosophical and political orthodoxies of its time.  Both the films themselves, and our screenings and seminars, will offer creative spaces through which to re-think tactics and forms of critique, and help foster dialogue between scholars in the humanities and social sciences.    

'Thinking in Film' is an interdisciplinary collaboration between the Departments of English and Related Literature, History of Art and Sociology, supported by the Humanities Research Centre and in association with the Department of Humanities, York St John. 

Inquiries to and reading materials for the seminars from Erica Sheen.

Location: Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building, Heslington West Campus