|Framestill from Scénario du film “Passion”/Script for the film “Passion” (Jean-Luc Godard, 1982). This film is discussed by Libby Saxton in her paper on gesture in Godard’s films|
Today, Film Studies For Free joyously tips the wink to its readers about the online availability of video recordings of papers from research events held at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) at the University of Cambridge.
These valuable online resources will clearly be added to in the coming months and years so while FSFF will keep its beady eye trained for the appearance of future recordings of note, its readers might like to do the same with their own beady eyes.
- Anthony Lane (film critic), ‘Jean Renoir’s Partie de campagne and Maupassant’, 14 November 2011, Part of the Cambridge Screen Media Group series
- Dr Libby Saxton (Queen Mary, University of London), ‘Passion, Energy and Matter: Godard’s Gesture’, Part of the Cambridge Screen Media Group series
- Prof David Trotter (University of Cambridge), ‘Literature and Film in the First Media Age’, 11 October 2011, Part of the Cambridge Screen Media Group series
- Professor Jay Winter (History, Yale University) ‘Moving Images: From Silent Film to Film Silences in War Films, 1914-2009’. Keynote lecture at CRASSH conference ‘The Moving Image’ (26-27 February, 2010). This paper explores the long history of representation of war in film, from the Great War to the present. It suggests first that silent film provided a form of public séance in an era when spiritualism was at its apogee, and secondly, that it is the silences in later ‘talkies’ which enable us to see how cinematic mourning practices work.
- Professor Michael Wood (English, Princeton), ‘Film and the Art of Forgetting’. Paper delivered at CRASSH conference ‘Changing the Humanities/the Humanities Changing’ (July 2009)