In our second semester as a reading group we are going to engage with the writings on cinema by Germaine Dulac. Dulac, who mostly is known for her abstract, impressionist films, left a plethora of writings on film and the cinema in which she proposed her own theory, based on the notions of life, rhythm and movement, for a cinema of - ultimately - social change.
We are going to work our way through the whole Writings on Cinema (1919-1937) by Germaine Dulac (2021) published by Eyewash Book Collection in the English translation. While the discussion of her writings will comprise the main focus of the group, we are also going to watch films by Dulac, her well-known as well as lesser known productions (if available).
In preparation for the group, it can be helpful to read Tami Williams publication Germaine Dulac: A Cinema of Sensations (2015) in advance. But it is no requirement to join the group.
The first meeting will take place on September 7th, 4pm ECT via Zoom. If you want to join or simply attend the first meeting to hear more, please send a mail to Bianka-Isabell Scharmann in advance: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the reading group: https://asca.uva.nl/programme/reading-groups/film-theory/film-theory.html