April Lectures: Peter Kramer and Prof. Josef Vojvodík
In April, the lecture series presents external lecturers Peter Kramer and Professor Josef Vojvodík. On Friday, April 5, Peter Kramer will give a lecture on the relation of archives and (not only) film history illustrated by the example of the archive of Stanley Kubrick. On Tuesday, April 9, Professor Josef Vojvodík will lecture on affect in the reception theory in art.
Friday, April 5, 10 am, Theatre Hall, Art Centre of Palacký University (Konvikt)
Peter Kramer: What Do Archives Tell Us About (Not Only) Film History?
Like other disciplines, film studies, too, saw an increased use of archive materials in the past decades to reveal the system of functioning of the film industry, the working methods of particular filmmakers, creative processes of particular films, promotion and critical reception. In his presentation, Peter Kramer will use the example of Stanley Kubrick’s archive at the University of Arts in London to focus on the way systematic text analysis of archive sources transforms the division lines between academic disciplines.
The lecture is aimed at students of film, theatre and media, art history and history. It will be held in English.
Peter Kramer works at the Department of Film Studies at the University of East Anglia in Norwich. He specializes in the history of American film, history of media and the relations between Hollywood and European film industry. He has written several books on Stanley Kubrick (A Clockwork Orange, 2011; 2001: A Space Odyssey, 2010) and over 5 studies in professional journals (Screen, The Velvet Light Trap, Theatre History Studies, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television).
Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 6 pm, Auditorium Maximum, Art Centre of Palacký University (Konvikt)
Professor Josef Vojvodík: The Bleeding Wounds of the Image. Pathos and Evidence of Affect in Art.
Images are not merely a matter of viewing; they also have a dynamic and power of their own, overwhelming the viewers‘ vision, their attention, emotions, knowledge and memory. Traditional iconology remains trapped in the “humanist tradition“, with its focus on the idea and logos of the image, suppressing the patho-logical, irritating, affective and traumatizing aspects. The affective effect of an artwork, with its specific patho-logy, will be discussed partly in art historical terms and partly on the example of selected artworks ranging from the Middle Ages to Jindřich Štyrský and Francis Bacon.
Prof. Dr. phil. Josef Vojvodík is a theorist of literature and visual arts, dealing primarily with intermedia and interdisciplinary relations (literature, visual arts, philosophy, psychology) in the art of modernism and the avant-garde in philosophical and cultural contexts, as well as with “trans-epochal” phenomena of culture and art, e.g. the relation of mannerism, baroque and 20th century avant-gardes. He has studied comparative literature, Slavonic studies and art history at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich. Since 2003, he works at the Faculty of Arts of the Charles University in Prague, since 2009 he works as professor of literary theory.