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Presented By: Department of English Language and Literature

The Media Studies Interest Group

"The Violence of a Fascination with a Visible Form (on Martyrs, Cruelty, Horror, Ethics) [on and vs. with vs. as]"

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Please join us for a talk with Professor Eugenie Brinkema on radical formalism and fascination with violence in the horror film Martyrs. We will be pre-circulating two readings by Professor Brinkema and, after a brief introduction to her work, will use the majority of the hour for discussion.

Eugenie Brinkema is Associate Professor of Contemporary Literature and Media at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her research focuses on violence, affect, sexuality, aesthetics, and ethics in texts ranging from the horror film to gonzo pornography, from structuralist film to the visual and temporal forms of terrorism. Her articles have appeared in the journals Angelaki, Camera Obscura, Criticism, differences, Discourse, film-philosophy, The Journal of Speculative Philosophy, qui parle, and World Picture. Her first book, The Forms of the Affects, was published with Duke University Press in 2014. Her second book, Life-Destroying Diagrams, explores radical formalism's relationship to horror and love, and will be coming out in November of this year (2021), also with Duke.
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