In this final volume of a trilogy examining the fate of cinema studies as a field of contemporary humanistic inquiry, Professor Rodowick extends his critique of the role of theory in the arts and humanities. Arguing that the problematic existence of theory becomes the possibility of a philosophy of the humanities, Rodowick here provides a blueprint of what that philosophy might look like. Commentary will be provided by Francey Russell.
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Professor Rodowick is the Glen A. Lloyd Distinguished Service Professor in Cinema and Media Studies and in the College at the University of Chicago. Rodowick is the author of numerous essays as well as five books: 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); 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). For more information about Professor Rodowick see here.