Cinepoetics Colloquium

The core format of the Center ist the Cinepoetics Colloquium. Here, we strive for a continuous discussion concerning questions linked to our respective research foci. With each session comprising three hours, there is enough space for discussion, as the colloquium revolves around a shared reading of key texts. Additionally, there might be short presentations by our fellows or guests.

Film-analytical Colloquium

The Film-analytical Colloquium is a four-hour-event that includes a film screening and a comprehensive discussion afterwards. What is screened and analyzed is either tied to individual research projects of Cinepoetics members and fellows or to questions of the respective research foci. Most importantly, the discussion is held in a manner that is open and does not follow a recurrent structure. It establishes its own priorities and thus makes graspable what thinking with films means as and in practice.

The Scientific Trick Film in the Early 20th Century

27.11.2018 | 14:00 Cinepoetics Colloquium focusing on Michael Cowan's research project “The Scientific Trick Film: Animated Views and the 'Motion Doctrine' in the Early 20th Century”

ALEXANDR NEWSKI

14.11.2018 | 13:00 Film Analysis/Discussion focusing on ALEXANDR NEWSKI / ALEXANDER NEWSKI by Sergei Eisenstein (SU 1938).

Readings in Material and Method: Elena Vogman & Karla Oeler

13.11.2018 | 14:00 Cinepoetics Colloquium focusing on "Rhythmical Prophecies. Exploring Eisenstein’s Diaries”, in: Critical Quarterly (April 2017), S. 60-69 & “Eisenstein and Horror”, in: Journal of Visual Culture (December 2015), S. 317-331.

OCTJABR

31.10.2018 | 13:00 Film Analysis/Discussion focusing on OCTJABR / OKTOBER by Sergei Eisenstein (SU 1928).

Readings in Material and Method: Inga Pollmann

30.10.2018 | 14:00 Cinepoetics Colloquium focusing on “Vitalism and Abstraction. Rhythm and Non-Organic Life from Hans Richter to Sergei Eisenstein”, in: Cinematic Vitalism (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2018), pp. 47-96.

STACHKA

17.10.2018 | 13:00 Film Analysis/Discussion focusing on STACHKA / STRIKE by Sergei Eisenstein (SU 1925).

Readings in Material and Method: Luka Arsenjuk

16.10.2018 | 14:00 Cinepoetics Colloquium focusing on “The Notes for a General History of Cinema and the Dialectic of the Eisensteinian Image”, in: Notes for a General History of Cinema" (Amsterdam University Press, 2016).

AUS DEM NICHTS

10.07.2018 | 13:00 Film Analysis/Discussion focusing on AUS DEM NICHTS by Fatih Akin (D 2017).

THE THREE BURIALS OF MELQUIADES ESTRADA

13.06.2018 | 13:00 Film Analysis/Discussion focusing on THE THREE BURIALS OF MELQUIADES ESTRADA by Tommy Lee Jones (USA 2008).

Audio History des Films: Sonic Icons und auditive Histosphäre

12.06.2018 | 14:00 Cinepoetics Colloquium focusing on Winfried Pauleit / Rasmus Greiner / Mattias Frey: Audio History des Films (Berlin: bertz+fischer, 2018)

Bio Bir – Seed of the Future

30.05.2018 | 14:00 Cinepoetics Colloquium with Stanislas Meda Bemile.

STILLEBEN

16.05.2018 | 13:00 Film Analysis/Discussion focusing on STILLEBEN by Harun Farocki (D 1997).

Wir sehen etwas, was ihr nicht seht. Professionelles Sehen von Filmen und im Film

15.05.2018 | 14:00 Cinepoetics Colloquium focusing on Charles Goodwin: „Professional Vision,“ American Anthropologist 96(3):606-633.

Readings in Cinematic Image and Historical Experience: Miriam Hansen

23.01.2018 | 14:00 Cinepoetics Colloquium focusing on „Cinema and Experience: Siegfried Kracauer, Walter Benjamin, and Theodor W. Adorno“ (Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press, 2012).

Readings in Cinematic Image and Historical Experience: Frank Ankersmit

09.01.2018 | 14:00 Cinepoetics Colloquium focusing on „Sublime Historical Experience“ (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2005).

LE JOUR SE LÈVE

13.12.2017 | 13:00 Film Analysis/Discussion focusing on LE JOUR SE LÈVE von Marcel Carné (F 1939).

Readings in Cinematic Image and Historical Experience: Fredric Jameson

12.12.2017 | 14:00 Cinepoetics Colloquium focusing on “Magical Narratives: On the Dialectical Use of Genre Criticism” (Routledge, 1986) and “On Magic Realism in Film” (Critical Inquiry 12: 2, 1986).

Readings in Cinematic Image and Historical Experience: Hayden White

28.11.2017 | 14:00 Cinepoetics Colloquium focusing on “Tropics of Discourse: Essays in Cultural Criticism“ (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1985).

LA TETA ASUSTADA

15.11.2017 | 13:00 Film Analysis/Discussion focusing on LA TETA ASUSTADA von Claudia Llosa (PER 2009).

Readings in Cinematic Image and Historical Experience: Paul Ricoeur

14.11.2017 | 14:00 Cinepoetics Colloquium focusing on “Narrative Time” (Critical Inquiry 7: 1, 1980) and “The Historical Condition” (University of Chicago Press, 2006).

BIR ZAMANLAR ANADOLU’DA

18.10.2017 | 13:00 Film Analysis/Discussion focusing on BIR ZAMANLAR ANADOLU’DA von Nuri Bilge Ceylan (TUR 2011).

Readings in Cinematic Image and Historical Experience: Reinhart Koselleck

17.10.2017 | 14:00 Cinepoetics Colloquium focusing on „Futures Past: On the Semantics of Historical Time” (Columbia University Press, 2004).

Readings in Poetics & Politics: Politik

27.06.2017 | 14:00 Cinepoetics Colloquium with Jan Völker, focusing on „Agonistik – Die Welt politisch denken“ by Chantal Mouffe (Suhrkamp, 2014) and „The Method of Equality – Politics and Poetics“ (De Gruyter, 2016).

12 YEARS A SLAVE

14.06.2017 | 13:00 Film Analysis/Discussion focusing on 12 YEARS A SLAVE by Steve McQueen (USA / GB 2013).

Readings in Poetics & Politics: Speculative Poetics

30.05.2017 | 14:00 Cinepoetics Colloquium with Anke Hennig, focusing on „Präsens. Poetik eines Tempus“ by Armen Avanessian and Anke Hennig (diaphanes, 2012).

SHAME

17.05.2017 | 13:00 Film Analysis/Discussion focusing on SHAME by Steve McQueen (GB 2011).

Readings in Poetics & Politics: Poetics of Genre

16.05.2017 | 14:00 Cinepoetics Colloquium with Oliver Lubrich, focusing on „L’Art poétique en vers [1674]“ by Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux (Reclam, 1967) und „Trois Discours sur le poème dramatique [1660] von Pierre Corneille (Reclam, 1975).

Readings in Poetics & Politics: Aristoteles

02.05.2017 | 14:00 Cinepoetics Colloquium with Martin Vöhler, focusing on „Nikomachische Ethik“ by Aristoteles (Rowohlt, 2013).

HUNGER

19.04.2017 | 13:00 Film Analysis/Discussion focusing on HUNGER by Steve McQueen (GB / IRL 2008).

Readings in Poetics & Politics: Richard Rorty

18.04.2017 | 14:00 Cinepoetics Colloquium focusing on „Kontingenz, Ironie und Solidarität [1989]“ by Richard Rorty (Suhrkamp, 1995).

DREIVIERTELMOND

11.01.2017 | 13:00 Film Analysis/Discussion focusing on DREIVIERTELMOND by Christian Zübert (D 2011).

Pursuing the Zombie-Image in the Apocalyptic Image-Space

10.01.2017 | 10.01.2017, 14:00 Cinepoetics Colloquium with special focus on James McFarland: "Philosophy of the Living Dead. At the Origin of the Zombie Image," Cultural Critique, No. 90, Spring 2015: 22-63.

THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS

14.12.2016 | 13:00 Film Analysis/Discussion focusing on THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS by Wes Anderson (USA 2001).

YES

19.10.2016 | 13:00 Film Analysis/Discussion focusing on YES by Sally Potter (GB/USA 2004).

Rethinking Genre

18.10.2016 | 14:00 Reading Lecture on Christine Gledhill: "Rethinking Genre“ in Reinventing film studies, ed. Christine Gledhill and Linda Williams (London: Arnold, 2000).

Inferential Criticism and Attempts to Overcome the Film Theory/Film Practice Opposition via Poetics

01.11.2016 | 14:00 Reading Lecture on Warren Buckland: "Poetics of film directing“ in Directed by Steven Spielberg. Poetics of the contemporary Hollywood blockbuster (New York: Continuum, 2006).

TAKE SHELTER

20.07.2016 | 13:00 Film Analysis/Discussion focusing on TAKE SHELTER by Jeff Nichols (USA 2011).

CAROL

22.06.2016 | 13:00 Film Analysis/Discussion focusing on CAROL by Todd Haynes (USA 2015).

HER

27.04.2016 | 13:00 Film Analysis/Discussion focusing on HER by Spike Jonze (USA 2013).

Interaction Theory of Metaphor

09.02.2016 | 14:00 Reading Lecture focusing on Max Black: "More about metaphor" aus Andrew Ortony (ed.) Metaphor and thought (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993).

Metaphor as Language and Thought

26.01.2016 | 14:00 Reading Lecture focusing on Ivor Armstrong Richards: “Metaphor” aus The philosophy of rhetoric (New York: Oxford University Press, 1950).

Conceptual Metaphor Theory

10.11.2015 | 14:00 Reading Lecture focusing on Mark Johnson: The meaning of the body. Aesthetics of human understanding (University of Chicago Press, 2007).

Metaphorologie

15.12.2015 | 14:00 Reading Lecture focusing on Hans Blumenberg “Anthropologische Annäherung an die Aktualität der Rhetorik” (in: "Wirklichkeiten, in denen wir leben").