The Theory Complex: Studying and Translating Japanese Film Theory

Free Public Lecture

The Theory Complex: Studying and Translating Japanese Film Theory

Forum Theatre, Level 1
Arts West

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​2019 Walter Mangold Lecture

Most histories of theory, such as film theory, have been Eurocentric, despite the rich lineage of high-level theoretical undertakings evident throughout the world. What is peculiar is that even many Japanese do not consider the proliferation of profound conceptualisations of cinema produced in Japan from the 1910s to be theory.

This lecture will consider the factors behind this 'theory complex', and ask what approaches are necessary to introduce and translate Japanese theory so as to help decentre the geopolitics of theory.

This event is the keynote lecture of the 2019 Walter Mangold Visiting Fellow program.

Presenter

  • Professor Aaron Gerow
    Professor Aaron Gerow, Yale University