Cinema & Media Studies series to begin Jan. 22
A series of three lectures on film and visual culture, sponsored by the new program in Cinema & Media Studies, will be presented on consecutive Mondays beginning Jan. 22. The series will feature three renowned film scholars whose research focuses on early cinema and its relations with other media and cultural institutions. Each lecture will be held in the auditorium of the Film Studies Center, Cobb 307, and will be followed by a reception.
The series will open at 4 p.m. Jan. 22 with a lecture by Tom Gunning of Northwestern titled "A Mischievous and Knowing Gaze: Turn-of-the-Century Amateur Photography Culture and the Lumiere Company." At 4 p.m. Jan. 29, Antonia Lant of New York University will present "Iconography at Giza: Cinema Answers the Sphinx." The final lecture, "Visual Style and Vision of the Medium in Russian Film Culture of the 1910s," will be presented at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 5 by Yuri Tsivian of Riga, Latvia, and the University of Southern California.
For more information, call 702-8596.