Jean-Pierre Meunier’s Les structures de l’experience Filmique: L’identification Filmique from 1969 is a key text in the history of Film studies. Drawing on the work of the French pioneers of phenomenology, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Jean-Paul Sartre, as well as on the insights of the French Filmology movement, Meunier distinguishes between three major types of engagements viewers can have with moving images: the fiction attitude, documentary attitude and home movie attitude. With this seemingly innocuous distinction, Meunier opens up a new field of inquiry.
Date and Location:
Aula der Städelschule, Dürerstraße 10, 60596 Frankfurt am Main
The symposium will address the role of Meunier’s book in the history of Film theory. It will discuss the continuing relevance of the seminal categories and concepts Meunier proposes for the history of Film phenomenology and contemporary Film studies. It will search for the book’s philosophical underpinnings and the role the book played in the history of Film phenomenology. And it will explore new directions in Film theory opened up by Meunier’s work.
The symposium is organized by the Department of Theater, Film and Media Studies of Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main (Prof. Dr. Vinzenz Hediger) and the Department of Arts, Culture and Media at the University of Groningen (Prof. Dr. Julian Hanich) in cooperation with the Permanent Seminar on Histories of Film Theories and the Städelschule – Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste.
The whole detailed program can be found in the attached PDF file.