Public lecture: Eugenie Brinkema (Massachusetts Institute of Technologya) – Blindness and Description; Or, How to Read a Sunken Form

Keynote lecture: Eugenie Brinkema (Massachusetts Institute of Technologya)

Friday 17th of June 2022 | 14.00-15.45  | VOXPOP*

Eugenie Brinkema is Professor of Contemporary Literature and Media at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her research in film and media studies focuses on violence, affect, sexuality, aesthetics, and ethics. In dialogue with critical theory and continental philosophy, she argues for the speculative value of formalist readings in texts ranging from horror films to works of the new European extremism, from gonzo pornography to contemporary photography. Her articles have appeared in numerous journals, including Angelaki, Camera Obscura, Criticism, differences, Discourse, film-philosophy, The Journal of Speculative Philosophy, LIT, qui parle, and World Picture. Her books include The Forms of the Affects (2014) and Life-Destroying Diagrams (2022), both published with Duke University Press.

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