Adam Lowenstein, Associate Professor of English and Film Studies, University of Pittsburgh (and University of Chicago alum) will present, “Collaborative Spectatorship: The Surrealism of the Stars: From Rose Hobart to Mrs. Rock Hudson,” the final chapter from his forthcoming book, Dreaming of Cinema: Spectatorship, Surrealism, and the Age of Digital Media.
Adam Lowenstein works on issues relating to the cinema as a mode of historical, cultural, and aesthetic confrontation. His teaching and research link these issues to the relays between genre films and art films, the construction of national cinemas, and the politics of spectatorship, with particular attention to American, British, Canadian, French, and Japanese cases.
He is the author of Shocking Representation: Historical Trauma, National Cinema, and the Modern Horror Film (Columbia University Press, 2005). His essays have appeared in Cinema Journal, Critical Quarterly, and Post Script, as well as the anthologies Hitchcock: Past and Future (ed. Richard Allen and Sam Ishii-Gonzáles, 2004),Trauma and Cinema: Cross-Cultural Explorations (ed. E. Ann Kaplan and Ban Wang, 2004) and British Cinema, Past and Present(ed. Justine Ashby and Andrew Higson, 2000). He is an interviewed scholar in The American Nightmare (2000), a documentary investigation of 1960’s and 1970’s American horror films directed by Adam Simon and co-produced by Colin MacCabe for The Independent Film Channel.
Please join us Friday, April 25 from 10:30 am- 12:30 pm in Cobb 310.
Refreshments will be provided.
Professor Lowenstein’s paper can be downloaded here.
To obtain the password, please contact workshop coordinators Matt Hubbell at mthubbell [at] gmail [dot] com or Mikki Kressbach at mkressbach [at] uchicago [dot] edu.
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