February 12 – Matt Hubbell

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Please join us on Friday, February 12 at 10:30 AM in Cobb 311 as we welcome Matt Hubbell, Ph.D. candidate in Cinema and Media Studies; he will discuss “History and Gesture: The Zanzibar Films in the Shadow of May,” a dissertation chapter in progress.

Refreshments will be provided.

Matt’s paper is available for download here.

Please email one of the coordinators for the password: taschroeder [at] uchicago.edu or noa [at] uchicago.edu.

**Persons with a disability who believe they may need assistance, please contact Tyler Schroeder at taschroeder [at] uchicago [dot] edu or Noa Merkin at noa [at] gmail [dot] com**

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Monday, February 8 – Amanda Shubert (Co-presentation with the Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Atlantic Cultures Workshop)

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Please join Mass Culture this coming Monday afternoon for a special co-presentation with the Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Atlantic Cultures Workshop:

“‘A bright continuous flow’: Magic Lantern Phantasmagoria and Historical Fiction in A Tale of Two Cities”

Amanda Shubert
PhD Student in English, University of Chicago

XJF440660 Magic Lantern projecting a maternal scene (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: A popular form of entertainment in the Victorian era, the magic lantern was a precursor to moving pictures and modern day cinema; The lantern works by projecting light through a photographic slide which then passes through a lens, is magnified and projected onto a surface; The lantern in this image is powered by an oil lamp; Lanterns were often used for trickery, in particular to create the illusion of ghosts and dead spirits;); English, out of copyright

Monday, February 8th
4:30-6 pm (please note unusual date & time)
Rosenwald 405

This paper addresses the influence of magic lantern phantasmagoria on Charles Dickens’ writing of historical fiction in A Tale of Two Cities (1859). Popularized in France by the physicist turned showman Etienne Gaspard Robert, called Robertson, at the tail end of the French Revolution, the phantasmagoria employed a catoptric machine known as a magic lantern to exhibit moving images primarily of ghosts, demons and other Gothic fare. I argue that Dickens drew on the immateriality of phantasmagorical representation, and its concomitant model of forms in a state of transfiguration, to structure his account of historical experience during the French Revolution.

Amanda’s paper is available for download here.

Please email one of the coordinators for the password: taschroeder [at] uchicago.edu or noa [at] uchicago.edu.

**Persons with a disability who believe they may need assistance, please contact Tyler Schroeder at taschroeder [at] uchicago [dot] edu or Noa Merkin at noa [at] gmail [dot] com**

February 5 – Richard Davis

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Please join us on Friday, February 5 at 10:30 AM in Cobb 311 as we welcome Richard Davis, Ph.D. candidate in Cinema and Media Studies and East Asian Languages and Civilizations; he will discuss “Parody Jidai and the Monkey Man,” a dissertation chapter in progress.

Refreshments will be provided.

Richard’s paper is available for download here.

Please email one of the coordinators for the password: taschroeder [at] uchicago.edu or noa [at] uchicago.edu.

**Persons with a disability who believe they may need assistance, please contact Tyler Schroeder at taschroeder [at] uchicago [dot] edu or Noa Merkin at noa [at] gmail [dot] com**

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February 29 – Jordan Schonig

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Please join us on Friday, January 29 at 10:30 AM in Cobb 311 as we welcome Jordan Schonig, Ph.D. candidate in Cinema and Media Studies; he will discuss “Seeing Aspects of the Moving Camera: Lateral Movement, Twofoldness, and Framed Motion,” a dissertation chapter in progress.

Refreshments will be provided.

Jordan’s paper is available for download here.

Please email one of the coordinators for the password: taschroeder [at] uchicago.edu or noa [at] uchicago.edu.

**Persons with a disability who believe they may need assistance, please contact Tyler Schroeder at taschroeder [at] uchicago [dot] edu or Noa Merkin at noa [at] gmail [dot] com**

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January 22 – Mary Adekoya

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Please join us for the first Mass Culture Workshop of Winter 2016 on Friday, January 22 at 10:30 AM in Cobb 311. We will be welcoming Mary Adekoya, Ph.D. candidate in Cinema and Media Studies; she will discuss “Between Excess and Poverty: The Political Implications of Visual Gaze and Narrative Pleasure in Nollywood Cinema,” a dissertation chapter in progress.

Refreshments will be provided.

Mary’s paper is available for download here.

Please email one of the coordinators for the password: taschroeder [at] uchicago.edu or noa [at] uchicago.edu.

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