Art History and Film Studies Research Seminars

Semester Two 2014

Seminars are held in the Mills Building, seminar room 210, next to Schaeffer Library
Wednesdays, 4:00pm - 5:30pm


Wednesday 6 August
Ann Stephen, Senior Curator, University Art Gallery and Art Collections
'Len Lye’s Tusalavu: An Australasian Reading of Totem & Taboo'

Wednesday 20 August
Bruce Isaacs, Department of Art History and Film Studies
'Reality Effects: The Ideology of the Long Take in the Cinema of Alfonso Cuaron'

Wednesday 3 September
Richard Smith, Department of Art History and Film Studies
'The Sovereign Woman from Lubitsch to Wilder: Aristocracy, Oligarchy and Democracy in 30's Hollywood Romantic Comedy'

Wednesday 17 September
Josh Wheatley, Department of Art History and Film Studies
'Trash Aesthetics in American Cinema'

Wednesday 15 October
Stephen Whiteman, Department of Art History and Film Studies
'Visualizing historical imaginaries: Digital mapping and the imperial landscapes of Qing China'

Wednesday 29 October
Andreas Wong, Department of Art History and Film Studies
'"You Like Me": Evil in David Lynch's Blue Velvet'


Semester One 2014

Seminars are to be held in the Mills Building, seminar room 211, Schaeffer Library
12:00pm - 2:00pm Mondays


Seminar flyer available here

Monday 17 March
Roger Benjamin
Mosque, Aloe and Corner: Paul Klee's geomancy of Hammamet

Monday 24 March
Lisa Beaven
Claude Lorrain and La Crescenza: Landscape, ecology and climate change in the Roman Campagna

Monday 28 April
Donna Brett
Encountering German history in Thomas Demand's photographs

Monday 19 May
Robert Wellington
A War of Visual Histories: The Duke of Marlborough's appropriation of Louis XIV’s triumphal imagery


Semester Two 2013

Seminars are to be held in the Mills Building, room 210
12:00pm - 2:00pm Mondays


Seminar flyer available here

August 12th
Professor Michael Tawa (Professor of Architecture, University of Sydney)
"Interstice, Memory and Mnemonics in Cinema and Architecture."

August 19th
This seminar is a Power Lecture. This will be held at the Footbridge Theatre at 6:00pm.
Professor Hamid Naficy (Althani Professor of Communication (Radio-TV-Film) at Northwestern University)
"Iranian Pre-revolution Cinema - Cinema as an Agent of Modernity."
The lecture will be preceded by a feature length film. Impressions of a City: Tehran Today, 1977 by Khoshrow Sinai.

September 2nd
Olivia Hopkins (PhD candidate AHFS)
"The Southern Imaginary in Two Thousand Maniacs and 2001 Maniacs."

September 23rd
John Di Stefano (SCA)
"Homing-video: Home Video and Transnational Displacement."

October 14th
Stefan Solomon (Visiting Research Fellow, SLAM)
On the collaboration between Dudley Murphy and William Faulkner.

October 21st
Emme Devonish (PhD candidate AHFS)
"The Consciousness of Circular Narrative: Childhood, Death and Rebirth."