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Jeffrey Geiger: "Adrenaline Views: Rethinking Aerial Affect"

When Oct 31, 2013
from 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM
Where SSH 1246
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Jeffrey Geiger Aerial Affect

Abstract: Drawing on examples ranging from aerial cinematography from the 1930s - 1940s (when aerial photography and film were aligning with other ‘globalizing’ experiences and technologies), to Maverick missile POV and Predator drones, aerial surveillance, and recent aerial combat, this talk contests a ‘normative’ account of aerial views as emblematic, as one critic puts it, of “imperious and transcendent modern subjectivity,” suggesting instead they might be conceived at once as both graphic and haptic.

Lunch provided. Please RVSP here

Bio: Jeffrey Geiger teaches at the University of Essex, where he established the Centre for Film Studies. Books include Facing the Pacific: Polynesia and the U.S. Imperial Imagination (2007), American Documentary Film: Projecting the Nation (2011) and the co-edited Film Analysis: A Norton Reader (expanded edition 2013) and Cinematicity in Media History (2013). His essays have appeared in many books, and journals such as Third Text, African American Review, Cinema Journal, PMLA, and the TLS.

This event is sponsored by CaTS - Cinema and Technocultural Studies Department.

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