Cinepoetics Lectures

The Cinepoetics Lectures are a very special format in the center’s work since they stand for interesting talks by internationally acclaimed scholars that are in close contact with our work on the poetologies of audiovisual images. Besides different perspectives from the field of film studies, the lectures feature a wide range of influences from the humanities, most importantly from media studies and the arts. The Cinepoetics Lectures are a collaboration with Kino Arsenal (Institute for Film and Video Art), open to the public and free of charge. Each lecture is accompanied by a film screening that complements the talk’s topic. For the film, Kino Arsenal will charge the usual admission fees.

Aktuelle Lecture

The horror genre has been revolving around questions of gender from its very beginning. These extend from the damsel in distress that is held captive by a male monster to the abject monstrous-feminine and the final girl in modern horror films of the 70s and 80s. It is only since the beginning of the 21st century that female directors started to actively appropriate the aesthetics of horror in their own films. In her lecture "A Trail of Blood. Women Directors and the Poetics of Horror“, Patricia Pisters (University of Amsterdam) examines the works of contemporary female filmmakers and their own alternative perspective on the poetics of this genre

Afterwards, SCREENING ÉVOLUTION (Lucile Hadžihalilović, F/E/B 2015) will be screened. Cinepoetics cordially invites you to join us on November 25 at 6:00 pm at the Kino Arsenal, Potsdamer Platz (Berlin). Admission is free for the lecture. The film will start after the lecture at 8:00 pm. For the screening, Kino Arsenal will charge its usual admission fees.


18:00 Lecture by Patricia Pisters (Kino 1)
19:30 Reception (Foyer)
20:00 Screening SCREENING ÉVOLUTION (Lucile Hadžihalilović, F/E/B 2015)

Kino Arsenal
Potsdamer Str. 2
10785 Berlin

Admission is free for the lecture. The film will start after the lecture at 8:00 pm. For the screening, Kino Arsenal will charge its usual admission fees.