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D. N. Rodowick is Glenn A. Lloyd Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Cinema and Media Studies. He is the author of numerous essays as well as eight books:  What Philosophy Wants from Images(University of Chicago Press, 2018), Philosophy’s Artful Conversation (Harvard University Press, 2014); Elegy for Theory (Harvard University Press, 2014); The Virtual Life of Film (Harvard University Press, 2007); Reading the Figural, or, Philosophy after the New Media (Duke University Press, 2001); Gilles Deleuze's Time Machine (Duke University Press, 1997);The Difficulty of Difference: Psychoanalysis, Sexual Difference, and Film Theory (Routledge, 1991; reprinted 2013); and The Crisis of Political Modernism: Criticism and Ideology in Contemporary Film Theory (University of Illinois Press, 1989; 2nd edition, University of California Press, 1994). His edited collection, Afterimages of Gilles Deleuze's Film Philosophy, was published by University of Minnesota Press in 2009.  Rodowick's essay, "An Elegy for Theory," received the Katherine Singer Kovacs Essay Award from the Society for Cinema and Media Studies in 2009, and his book, Elegy for Theory received the Katherine Singer Kovacs Book Award from the Society for Cinema and Media Studies in 2015.  Among other honors, he has been a Fellow at the Society of Fellows at Cornell University, a Senior Fellow at the Internationales Kolleg für Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie at the Bauhaus-Universität in Weimar, Germany, and a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Advanced Film Studies, Free University of Berlin.  In 2002, he was named an Academy Film Scholar by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Rodowick is also a curator and an award-winning experimental filmmaker and video artist. With Victor Burgin, he was awarded in 2016 a Mellon Collaborative Fellowship at the Richard and Mary L. Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry, University of Chicago.

Part of the Film Studies Research Seminar, this event will be chaired by Catherine Wheatley and presented by D.N. Rodowick.

All are welcome to attend. No booking is required. 

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