Angela Dalle Vacche – What Photographic Cinema Can Teach the Twenty-First Century

Event Date: 18 June 2015

Main Lecture Theatre
Royal Holloway, University of London
Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX


The School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Royal Holloway, University of London presents:

Keynote Lecture at the 2015 Postgraduate Colloquium

Professor Angela Dalle Vacche (Georgia Institute of Technology) – What Photographic Cinema Can Teach the Twenty-First Century

As the conclusion to this year’s SMLLC postgraduate colloquium, we are delighted to announce that the keynote address will be delivered by Professor Angela Dalle Vacche. Through the tripartite lens of art, science and religion, Professor Dalle Vacche will offer an overview of Andre Bazin’s (1918-1958) film theory. The co-founder of Cahiers du Cinéma in 1951, the advocate of Italian neorealism, the mentor of the French Nouvelle Vague, and the foundational force behind film studies as an academic discipline, Bazin’s legacy throws light on the special value that photographic cinema has held for the twentieth century. Professor Dalle Vacche will conclude her presentation offering some remarks on the undeniable advantages of digital imaging over photography, but she will also call attention to the ethical limitations of this new technology.

A specialist in the intersection of aesthetic theory and film history, Angela Dalle Vacche is the author of Diva: Defiance and Passion in Early Cinema (University of Texas Press, 2008); The Visual Turn: Classical Film Theory and Art History (Rutgers University Press, 2002); Cinema and Painting: How Art is Used in Film (University of Texas Press, 1996); The Body in the Mirror: Shapes of History in Italian Cinema (Princeton University Press, 1992); and editor, with Brian Price, of Color, A Film Reader (Routledge, 2006). She is currently preparing the book André Bazin’s Cinema: Art, Science, Religion.

Introduction by Dr Giuliana Pieri (SMLLC, RHUL):




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