February 28 – April 11, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010, 6:30 pm
Bernheim, Caligari, Mabuse: Cinema and Hypnotism
Location: Swift Hall, Room 106,1025 East 58th Street (on the Main Quadrangle of the University, directly east of Cobb Hall).
Stephan Andriopoulos is Associate Professor in the Department of Germanic Languages, Columbia University. He is the author of Possessed: Hypnotic Crimes, Corporate Fiction, and the Invention of Cinema (University of Chicago Press, 2008), which won the SLSA Michelle Kendrick Award for best academic book on literature, science, and the arts. Tracing a preoccupation with mesmerism and possession through the era of silent films, Andriopoulos pays particular attention to the terrifying notion of murder committed against one’s will.