Graduate School of the Arts and Humanities (GSAH)

Key Concepts of the Humanities and Social Sciences


Thursday, 2021/06/03, 16:15

Public lecture within the series Interdisciplinary Lectures and Symposia on Key Concepts of the Humanities and Social Sciences of the doctoral program Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies.

Event organizer: Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies | Graduate School of the Arts and Humanities | Walter Benjamin Kolleg
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Eugenie Brinkema (Literature and Media, Massachusetts Institute of Technology | MIT)
Date: 2021/06/03
Time: 16:15 - 17:45
Locality: Online Workshop
Lerchenweg 36
3012 Bern
Characteristics: open to the public
free of charge


June 3, 2021, 4.15 – 5.45 pm, online via Zoom


June 3, 2021, 6.15 – 8.00 pm and June 4, 3.00-7.00 pm, online via Zoom   


Prof. Dr. Gabriele Rippl (Chair of Literatures in English/North American Studies, Director, Department of English, Universität Bern)


1.5 (Pflichtbereich ICS / Wahlpflichtbereich GS, SLS und SINTA / Modul I GSA)




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About Eugenie Brinkema

Eugenie Brinkema’s research in film and media studies focuses on violence, affect, sexuality, aesthetics, and ethics in texts ranging from the horror film to gonzo pornography, from the body of films dubbed “New European Extremism” to the viral media forms of terrorism. Professor Brinkema’s articles have appeared in numerous anthologies and journals including AngelakiCamera ObscuraCriticismdifferencesDiscourseThe Journal of Speculative PhilosophyThe Journal of Visual CultureLITQui ParleSomatechnics, and World Picture. Her first book, The Forms of the Affects, published with Duke University Press in 2014, won honorable mention in the Modern Language Association First Book Prize. It offers a forceful corrective to the emphasis on embodiment and experience in affect theory, arguing that that attention to form, structure, and aesthetics enables a fundamental rethinking of the study of sensation. Brinkema invenst a mode of criticism that locates affects in the details of textual construction, ultimately arguing for the speculative potential of a stance of radical formalism.