The programme for Conditions of Mediation – forthcoming in the next few days – will include a very wide range of perspectives on the various connections phenomenological approaches might have to studies of media, technology and communication. If there is an inadvertent gap, however, it would be in the phenomenology of film. Luckily for those interested in this important dimension of media phenomenology, in late May there is a free event hosted at Queen Mary, University of London on The Phenomenological Turn in Film Studies. The full abstract, and link to registration, is below.
The Phenomenological Turn in Film Studies
Film phenomenology has branched out from the groundbreaking work of Merleau-Ponty, Sobchack, Marks and Barker into new and exciting areas of embodiment and experience. In this the first of a series of study days at QMUL considering contemporary turns in film scholarship, we will hear from scholars pushing at the forefront of film phenomenological boundaries: Sarah Cooper (King’s), Katharina Lindner (Stirling), Jenny Chamarette (QMUL) and Anat Pick (QMUL). Bringing these scholars together to consider film phenomenology from queer, feminist, embodied and non-human perspectives, as well as filmic encounters with athletic, differently abled, ailing, healing and breathing bodies, this day offers an unprecedented and unique opportunity to investigate and assess ‘the phenomenological turn’.
**Date – 25 May 2013
**Place – Arts One, Queen Mary, University of London
**Time – 10.30 – 5.00
Registration is FREE but places are strictly limited, so please register on Eventbrite here: http://phenomenologicalturn.eventbrite.co.uk.