As part of the Visual Cultures Guest Lecture Series, Anat Pick will speak on cinema and animality.
Despite the dominance of narrative cinema, film is essentially a zoomorphic medium that does not privilege either the human form or human stories. A consideration of a number of visual theories, from John Berger’s “Why Look at Animals?” to the cinematic realism of André Bazin, traces what is best described as a creaturely approach to cinema.
ANAT PICK teaches film at the University of East London. Her book 'Creaturely Poetics: Animality and Vulnerability in Literature and Film' is published by Columbia University Press (2011). She is co-editor of 'Screening Nature: Cinema Beyond the Human' (Berghahn 2012) and has published work on Henry James, posthumanism, and independent film.
Location: Cinema, Richard Hoggart Building
Goldsmith, University of London
Department: Visual Cultures
Time: 3 March 2011, 17:00 - 19:00
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