WORKSHOP & SYMPOSIUM FILM AND FEMINIST FILM THEORIES
20 mei 2015 19.00 - 21.00 EYE Filminstitute Netherlands, Amsterdam
What has changed in the field of film and film studies since the 1970s, when Laura Mulvey published her seminal essay Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema in Screen?
EYE Film Institute Netherlands and the University of Groningen will host a Symposium on Film & Feminist Film Theories, including a workshop and a special program accompanying the book launch of the publication Feminisms (Amsterdam University Press).
From 7-9 pm, the symposium will witness the launch of a completely new volume of the international book series, The Key Debates: Feminisms, edited by Laura Mulvey and Anna Backman Rogers. The presentation will be delivered by Jeroen Sondervan on behalf of Amsterdam University Press, followed by a roundtable discussion involving the editors of the volume on Feminisms, film and media studies scholars, and members of the Research School for Media Studies (RMeS), moderation by Patricia Pisters.
The roundtable discussion will focus on cutting-edge and contemporary theorising in the field of feminist film theory. The discussion will centre on questions such as: What has changed in the field of film and film studies since the 1970s, when Laura Mulvey published her seminal essay “Visual Pleasure & Narrative Cinema” in Screen in 1975? Why and how to study gender-related questions in the field of film and TV? What was and is the impact of feminist films and projects on individuals and culture?
As part of the event, fragments will be screened of Laura Mulvey’s spectacular avant-garde movies, made in part with Peter Wollen.