Please join the Visual Culture Workshop for a lunchtime presentation:
3241 Angell Hall
Thursday, October 13, 12:15pm
Dr. Nicholas Rombes
Associate Professor of English
University of Detroit-Mercy
This presentation is inspired by Lawrence Weschler’s exploration of “convergences” — or explorations between images separated by time and geography. Can films be somehow connected or related not based on genre or style or other forms of influence but simply at the level of frame-image? We’ll look at some frames from Robert Aldrich’s Kiss Me Deadly (1955) and David Lynch’s Inland Empire (2006), as well as survey several related alternative methods to write about the visuality of cinema in the digital era.
Nicholas Rombes is the author of Cinema in the Digital Age (2009), A Cultural Dictionary of Punk (2009), and Ramones (2005). He has contributed to Filmmaker magazine, n+1, and The Rumpus. His yearlong “Blue Velvet Project” can be found here.