Symposium on Law and Film

Series

CSUS and F. Ross Johnson Distinguished Speaker Series

Room Information

Date Time Location
Fri Mar 02 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM 208N, North House

Speakers

Peter Decherney
Speaker
Professor, English Department, Penn State University

Stefan Andriopoulos
Speaker
Professor, German and Comparative Literature Departments, Columbia University

James Leo Cahill
Discussant
Professor, French Department and the Cinema Studies Institute, University of Toronto; co-editor of "Discourse: Journal of Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture."

Simon Stern
Discussant
Assistant Professor of Law and English at the University of Toronto

Contact Info

Stella Kyriakakis

Description

2:00 – 3:30 pm

Stefan Andriopoulos
Depts. Of German and Comparative Literature, Columbia University

“The Terror of Reproduction: Early Cinema's Ghostly Doubles and the Right to One's Own Image”

Respondent: James Cahill, French and Cinema Studies, University of Toronto

Stefan Andriopoulos is chair of the Department of Germanic Languages at Columbia University. He is the author of "Possessed: Hypnotic Crimes, Corporate Fiction, and the Invention of Cinema" (University of Chicago Press, 2008; German version: Fink, 2000), which won the SLSA Michelle Kendrick award for best academic book on literature, science, and the arts. His new publication provisionally titled "Ghostly Apparitions: German Idealism, the Gothic Novel, and Optical Media," is under contract with Zone Books. His previous work, published in German, includes a monograph "Accident and Crime: Configurations between Literary and Legal Discourse around 1900" (Centaurus, 1996).

James Leo Cahill teaches in the French Department and the Cinema Studies Institute at the University of Toronto. His research focuses on early French cinema, documentary and experimental media, and critical theory, with a special interest in the relationships between scientific uses of cinema, cinematic uses of science, and film pedagogy. Cahill is also a co-editor of "Discourse: Journal of Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture."

3:30 – 5:00 pm

Peter Decherney
Dept. of English and Cinema Studies, University of Pennsylvania

“Auteurism on Trial: Moral Rights and Films on Television”

Respondent: Simon Stern, Faculty of Law and Dept. of English

Peter Decherney is Associate Professor of Cinema Studies, English, and Communication and the Director of the Cinema Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of "Hollywood’s Copyright Wars: from Edison to the Interne" (Columbia, 2012), and "Hollywood and the Culture Elite: How the Movies Became American" (Columbia, 2005). He regularly testifies before the Copyright Office of the United States, and in 2011, he filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court Case of Golan v. Holder. Prof. Decherney has been an Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Scholar and a fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies.

Simon Stern is Assistant Professor of Law and English at the University of Toronto. His research interests include the history of copyright law; legal, literary, and intellectual history in the 18th and 19th centuries; and methodology in interdisciplinary work involving law and the humanities. His work has been published, or is forthcoming, in the "Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities," "Law & Literature," "Law & Social Inquiry," the "Yale Law Journal," and "ELH."

Co-sponsored by

Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
Cinema Studies Institute, University of Toronto
Department of English, University of Toronto
Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto
Centre for Innovation and Law Policy, University of Toronto

 




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