Cinema Roundtable: Animated Comic Attractions & Early Cinema

Fine Arts Building Balcony Theatre (Room 400)
From its beginnings, cinema was influenced by other popular arts, especially caricature and comic strips. Many key filmmakers, including Emile Cohl in France and America’s Winsor McCay, adapted comic strip traditions into stunning motion picture “attractions.” This roundtable discusses how silent cinema reworked some of the graphic traditions and story content of comic strips from their era. Visiting scholar Tom Gunning (University of Chicago) will join panelists Rielle Navitski (Film Studies) and Chris Pizzino (English), for this roundtable moderated by Richard Neupert (Film Studies).

The discussion is free and open to the public. Gunning’s visit is sponsored by a Willson Center Short Term Visiting Fellowship and the Interdisciplinary Modernism/s research cluster.
  • Friday, January 29, 2016 at 4:00 pm