Cinema and Experience

Commemorating the Work and Life of Miriam Hansen
Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 7:00pm

A University of Chicago and Chicago Film Seminar joint event to commemorate the work and life of the late Miriam Hansen, founder of the Department of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago.  A short screening followed by a roundtable discussion with Hansen’s colleagues and former students and a reception will celebrate the launch of her recently published book, Cinema and Experience: Siegfried Kracauer, Walter Benjamin, and Theodor W. Adorno.


Screening (compilation of clips)
Opening remarks: Michael Geyer, University of Chicago
Opening remarks: Mary Francis, University of California Press

Moderator: Christina Petersen, University of Chicago
Bill Brown, University of Chicago
Robert Pippin, University of Chicago
Pamela Wojcik, University of Notre Dame
Yuri Tsivian, University of Chicago

Notes from out-of-town and remarks from the audience

Reception (books available for purchase on site from Seminary Coop Bookstore)