April 11, 2005 – Vivian Sobchack: “Responsible Visions”

Monday, April 11 / 4 PM / Oakes Mural Room

This roundtable discussion will consider Vivian Sobchack’s most recent book Carnal Thoughts: Embodiment and Moving Image Culture (California, 2004), and specifically her focus on responsible visions and carnal thoughts. Her approach emphasizes corporeal rather than intellectual engagements with film and other media, and argues that our bodies are not just visible objects but also sense-making subjects. Selections from her text will be available from the Center for Cultural Studies.

Vivian Sobchack is Professor of Critical Studies in the Department of Film and Television and Associate Dean of the School of Theater, Film, and Television at UCLA.

Sponsored by the Visual Studies Research Cluster