The First Series of Lectures by Prof. Ian Christie
The first series of lectures by Prof. Ian Christie will be held on October 24 and 26, 2012 in the Art Centre of Palacký University (Konvikt).
October 24 and 26, 2012 | Art Centre of Palacký University – Konvikt | 3rd floor
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 | 3 – 5 pm | Theatre Hall – Konvikt
Seeing, touching, feeling – history and fiction
Postmodern historians, led by Hayden White, scandalized academic and the media by the claim that history owes more to 19 century fiction than to scientific objectivity. How do these claims look today, thirty years after the initial controversy?
Friday, October 26 | 10 am – 12 pm | Film Hall – Konvikt
History and visuality: the phantasmagoric and the panoramic
How did painting, graphic illustration and stage tableaux visualise history before the emergence of new modes of representation at the end of the 18c: the Phantasmagoria and the Panorama? And how did these new media change future thinking about historical events and 'the iconic moment'?
Ian Christie is a historian of culture and media, author and editor of monographs on Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, Martin Scorsese and Terry Gilliam. He is a fellow of the British Academy, Professor at Birkbeck College, University of London, Head of London Screen Study Collection and Vice-President of Europa Cinemas. His latest publication is Audiences (2012).
The lectures will be held in English.