Notes on the Concept of Cultural Series

Posted by on March 16, 2015 at 7:12 pm

In 2013 the Media & Performance Seminar here at Utrecht University was dedicated to the concept of “series”. In one of the sessions I presented a paper on the concept of “Cultural Series”, proposed by Gaudreault at the 1996 conference on Méliès held at Cerisy la Salle. I reworked that presentation into a working document […]

Educational Cinema Conference in Stockholm

Posted by on May 4, 2013 at 5:27 pm

Sabine Lenk and I will give a lecture on the institutionalisation of educational cinema in Germany in the 1910s at this conference in Stockholm. We will be looking at the Kinoreformbewegung‘s efforts to establish a network of non-commercial film theatres for educational screenings.

Article on “The Gentleman in the Stalls”

Posted by on February 6, 2013 at 6:08 pm

The volume Audiences, edited by Ian Christie in the same collection as the book on Ostrannenie is made available online by Amsterdam University Press here. I have contributed an article on the films of Georges Méliès, critiquing the French film historian Georges Sadoul’s famous statement that Méliès reproduced the point of view of “the gentleman in the […]

New Year, New Posts

Posted by on January 12, 2013 at 2:34 pm

After having neglected this site for some time, I will try and keep it up to date again. I have updated the publications and added a pdf of my “Ostranenie” article that was published in 2010 to the “available online” categroy.  

Impact Conference Montreal

Posted by on November 4, 2011 at 11:14 pm

The Permanent Seminar on History of Film Theory Conference is held in Montreal. I participated in a round table on the concept of dispositif. For the full programme of the conference look here.