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Lecture: Kinetic Modernisms
Posted in Arts & Culture
Oct 23, 2019
Photo: Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., U.S.A., 1901.
A special guest lecture by Dr. Christopher Townsend (DPhil), Professor, Royal Holloway College, London
Presented by the University of Saskatchewan Department of English and the International Office
Wednesday, Oct. 23
Room 202 Arts Building, 9 Campus Dr.
Free and open to the public
A reception follows the lecture in Arts 312
Professor Townsend will be addressing his research on the visual and literary depictions of movement in the late 19th and early 20th century, when artistic challenges to boundaries between media forms were enabled by new technologies.
Christopher Townsend is a professor of the history of avant-garde film in the Department of Media Arts, Royal Holloway, University of London. His research examines the way in which artists corrode the boundaries between media, particularly within modernism in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, or use new technologies to extend the analysis of art’s formal rhetoric and the boundaries of subjective experience within film, photography and performance.
Professor Townsend appears as part of the Global Ambassadors Program.
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