Seminars Around D. N. Rodowick


I am coordinating a series of research seminars on D.N. Rodowick’s work at the Philosophy of Language Institute of the New University of Lisbon, where I am now a researcher in film and philosophy. This series is part of the research project “Film and Philosophy: Mapping an Encounter” and serves as preparation for Rodowick’s visit to the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of the University and to the Institute from 12 to 14 May 2010.

23 MAR., 10 A.M. - 12 P.M.
“A Máquina do Tempo de Deleuze”, org. Susana Viegas
on Gilles Deleuze’s Time Machine (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1997)

13 APR. , 10 A.M. - 12 P.M.
“Ler o Figural”, org. Susana Nascimento
on Reading the Figural, or Philosophy After the New Media (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2001)

27 APR., 10 A.M. - 12 P.M.
“A Vida Virtual do Cinema”, org. Sérgio Dias Branco
on The Virtual Life of Film (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2007)

4 MAY, 10 A.M. - 12 P.M.
“Uma Elegia pela Teoria”, org. Dina Mendonça
on “An Elegy for Theory”, October 122 (2007): pp. 91–109.

11 MAY, 10 A.M. - 12 P.M.
“Imagens Residuais da Filosofia de Cinema de Gilles Deleuze”, org. Joana Pimenta
on Afterimages of Gilles Deleuze’s Film Philosophy, ed. (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2009)

Stanley Cavell Meets the King of Pop


Amir Khan takes Stanley Cavell’s comments on Fred Astaire as a starting point to approach Michael Jackson in an illuminating essay. Khan grapples with questions like these:

Then why dance? Is a Fred Astaire or Michael Jackson proto-walk a search for the ordinary? If so, then what need have we for extraordinary dance (or language) in the first place?