The question and aesthetics of sleep in both photography (Weegee’s famous images of sleeping subjects) and cinema (the recent Thai film “Cemetery of Splendor” by Apichatpong Weeradethakul) will be the focus of Jean Ma’s presentation, “Cinema and the Edges of Sleep,” on Friday, February 3, from 12 to 2 pm at the Robert Penn Warren Center for Humanities.
The Film Theory and Visual Culture Seminar is hosting the guest lecturer who is an associate professor of art and art history at Stanford University. Ma is the author of Melancholy Drift: Marking Time in Chinese Cinema (Hong Kong University Press, 2010) and Sounding the Modern Woman: The Songstress in Chinese Cinema (Duke University Press, 2015) and is co-editor of Still Moving: Between Cinema and Photography (Duke University Press).
Lunch is included. For more information, contact Jennifer Fay, director of Vanderbilt’s program in cinema & media arts and associate professor of cinema and media arts and English.