Falls Lecture with Tom Conley

Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 3:00pm
2115 Tawes Hall

This year's Falls Lecture will be delivered by Professor Tom Conley of Harvard University, who will be speaking on "French Film Theory and the événement-cinéma."

Conley will discuss how, for Deleuze, events themselves are conditions which generate a series of other events, and in film (Conley cites Godard as an important example) a series of counterpoised images—e.g., sound and visual—which plays the role of differentiator that subverts identity, or that causes this identity to change.

Tom Conley is Abbot Lawrence Lowell Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies and of Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard University. He is currently a fellow in Garden and Landscape Studies at Dumbarton Oaks.