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What becomes of film once it leaves the cinema? How do moving images work in settings beyond the classical dispositive of the public screening – in the home, the scientific laboratory, the classroom or in public spaces? And how does technological change – particularly the emergence of digital photography and the proliferation of network communication – affect the shape and uses of moving images?

Based on a conception of moving image culture that exceeds and challenges the established methodological frameworks of cinema studies, this research collective examines a wide variety of configurations of film including, and beyond, the classical cinema space. Twelve doctoral students and two postdoctoral fellows per cohort will study these different aspects of moving image culture with the input and under the supervision of fifteen established researchers in an interdisciplinary setting, addressing topics in film and media studies, philosophy, musicology and literature.
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Kolleg event
09.10.2019 – 11.10.2019
Concordia University
Playback: Genealogies of Interactivity
Goethe University's Graduiertenkolleg “Configurations of Film” is co-organizing the Symposium "Playback: Genealogies of Interactivity" with Concordia University in Montreal.
Open Access Publication: Tracks from the Crypt by John Mowitt
The Open Access book series of the Graduiertenkolleg will start on 25 September 2019 at meson press with its first volume.
Kolleg event
15.07.2019 • 18:00 – 20:00
Room 1.811 of the Casino Building
Pepita Hesselberth: Towards A Politics of Withdrawal?
On Monday, July 15, 2019, our Mercator Fellow Pepita Hesselberth will speak about “Towards a Politics of Withdrawal?” The public talk commences at 6 p.m. (c.t.) in Room 1.811 of the Casino Building at Goethe University Frankfurt.
Kolleg event
10.07.2019 • 18:00 – 20:00
Mal Seh'n Kino Frankfurt
In Situ Optics. Screening & Discussion with Zachary Formwalt.
The Graduiertenkolleg “Configurations of Film” would kindly like to invite you to this collaborative screening event with our special guest, the artist and filmmaker Zachary Formwalt.
Online Publication: Pacing Airports
Some contributions of our workshop "Pacing FRAport" have now been published on Social Text Online.
Kolleg event
19.06.2019 • 9:00 – 18:00
Eisenhower-Room of the IG-Farben Building
Image Operations In The Security Zone
Join us on June 19th for an international symposium on Image Operations in the Security Zone, and meet our guests speakers Caren Kaplan, Donato Montanari, Noam Goldway, and Yana Thönnes. The symposium is part of the Image Operations minicluster and is open to the public.
Kolleg event
28.05.2019 • 20:00
Room 7.312 of the IG-Farben Building
The Graduiertenkolleg "Configurations of Film" is pleased to invite you to this screening of short films.
Kolleg event
30.04.2019 • 20:00 – 0:00
Room 7.213 of the IG-Farben Building
High Fidelity – Screening & Live Music
The Graduiertenkolleg "Configurations of Film" would kindly like to invite you to this collaborative screening-event with our special guest Romie.
Kolleg event
03.05.2019 • 10:00 – 12:00
Room 7.214 of the IG-Farben Building
The Battle Over the Limits of the Image – A Lecture by Dr. Maayan Amir.
Join us on May 3rd for a lecture by Dr. Maayan Amir on extraterritorial images and the visual construction of the legal. The lecture is part of the Image Operations minicluster and is open to the public.
Kolleg event
07.02.2019 – 17.02.2019
The 69th Berlin Film Festival
In February 2019 the Mini-Cluster "Site-shifts" visited the 69th Berlin International Film Festival.