Michel Chion: Vowels/ Consonants: The Legend of a “Gendered” (Sexual) Difference Told by Cinema

Keynote Lecture for
A Voice as Something MoreAn International Conference

Free and open to the public.

Friday, November 20
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Film Studies Center, Cobb Hall, Room 307
5811 S. Ellis Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60637

This keynote lecture by renowned film theorist and composer Michel Chion (Sorbonne, Paris) argued that the confrontation between the voice and writing (understood in a concrete, literal sense as letters, typewriting, credits, and SMS) is one of the most exciting aspects of cinema as an “audio-logo-visual art.”

Introductory remarks by Tom Gunning, Professor of Art History and Cinema and Media Studies.

Presented by the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society, the Franke Institute for the Humanities, the Department of Music, the Department of Cinema and Media Studies, and the Film Studies Center. Part of the interdisciplinary conference The Voice as Something More (Fri-Sun Nov 20-22).