[SydPhil] MQ Cinema Aesthetics talk, Murray Pomerance (Ryerson), Thurs April 26, 12noon-2pm

Robert Sinnerbrink robert.sinnerbrink at mq.edu.au
Mon Apr 23 17:32:41 AEST 2018

Dear All,

You are warmly invited to a special seminar presentation on Cinema aesthetics by Professor Murray Pomerance at Macquarie University.

Location: Macquarie University, Australian Hearing Hub Building, Level 5, Seminar Room 212 (AHH 5.212)
Date: Thursday, 26 April from 12:00-2:00pm

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[Please note that this is during semester break]

The Plague of Fascination
Murray Pomerance (Ryerson University)

This talk will explore some historical roots and contemporary outcomes of a widespread cultural bias against spectatorial rapture in response to cinema: performance and its vicissitudes; the suspicion of pleasure and its substitution by “cinephilia”; illumination as manipulation of belief; asceticism and effect.

Murray Pomerance is Professor in the Department of Sociology at Ryerson University and the author of numerous volumes, most recently The Man Who Knew Too Much (BFI 2016) and Moment of Action: Riddles of Cinematic Performance (Rutgers 2016). His book A Dream of Hitchcockis forthcoming. He has edited or co-edited Close-Up, Hamlet Lives in Hollywood, Cinema and Modernity, A Little Solitaire, and more than two dozen other books. He edits the “Horizons of Cinema” series at SUNY Press and “Techniques of the Moving Image” at Rutgers.

For further details on Professor Pomerance see: https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/hRBeC4QZ1RFrJ1E2cOegwP?domain=ryerson.ca


For further information please contact me at robert.sinnerbrink at mq.edu.au

Dr Robert Sinnerbrink

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