The Politics of Gender in French Cinema

Wednesday, April 14 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm (Conference in English) Co-sponsored by the NYU Department of French, the Institute of French Studies, the Department of Cinema Studies, and the CNRS/NYU International Research Center. New Wave Cinema created a new image of woman which is inseparable from modernity and auteur cinema. However, this image is […]

Lauren Berlant @ NYU: After the Good Life, An Impasse: Notes on the Cinema of Precarity

April 8, Thursday 7 to 8:30 PM Lauren Berlant, English, University of Chicago “After the Good Life” works with two films of Laurent Cantet [Ressources humaines/Human Resources (1999) and L’Emploi du Temps/Time Out (2001)] to engage the new affective languages of the contemporary economic atmosphere across Europe: languages of anxiety, contingency, and precarity that take […]

Permutations of the Species: Towards an Anthropology of Independent Disability Film Festivals

A joint presentation by David T. Mitchell and Sharon L. Snyder April 1, Thursday 4 to 6 PM David T. Mitchell, Institute on Disabilities, Temple University Sharon L. Snyder, Brace Yourselves Productions In this co-presentation, Mitchell and Snyder analyze the ideological, aesthetic, and pedagogical effects of disability film festivals. Mitchell and Snyder are particularly interested […]

The Empty City: American Film and the Imagination of Disaster

Marianna Torgovnick at CUNY Presented by the CUNY Center for the Humanities Marianna Torgovnick is Professor of English at Duke University and Director of the Duke in New York Arts and Media Program each Fall and Summer. Torgovnick is the author of six books, including the acclaimed Gone Primitive, its sequel, Primitive Passions, and an […]