The Film Department at Queen Mary University of London invites you to an on-stage discussion with Dudley Andrew, R. Selden Rose Professor of Film and Comparative Literature at Yale University.
9 October 2014
Professor Andrew is one of the world’s most influential scholars in the areas of film theory, history and criticism and is Distinguished Visiting Fellow in the Film Department in October.
Professor Andrew will be in conversation with Dr. Sue Harris, Reader in French Cinema at Queen Mary, about his research on World, European and French cinema and film theory. The dialogue will be illustrated with extracts from films that have inspired Professor Andrew’s recent work.
The event will take place on Wednesday 22 October at 6pm in the Arts One Lecture Theatre and will be followed by a wine reception.
All are very welcome. Places are free and should be booked here:
About Dudley Andrew:
Professor Dudley Andrew began his publishing career with three influential books on film theory: The Major Film Theories (1976), Concepts in Film Theory (1984) and the biography of founding Cahiers du cinéma editor André Bazin (André Bazin, 1978). He continues to explore Bazin’s thought in What Cinema Is! (2010) and in the co-edited volume, Opening Bazin: Postwar Film Theory and Its Afterlife (2011). His translation of Bazin’s writings on the new media of the 1950s, André Bazin’s New Media, is about to appear. Professor Andrew’s interest in aesthetics and hermeneutics led to Film in the Aura of Art (1984), and his fascination with French film and culture informs his reflections on the nature of the film image in relation to movements in French criticism and philosophy in such publications as Mists of Regret: Culture and Sensibility in Classic French Film (1995) and Popular Front Paris (co-authored with Steven Ungar, 2005). He has also written on Japanese cinema, especially the work of Kenji Mizoguchi, and is currently completing Encountering World Cinema.