Lecture: "Theory in Motion"


Location: 119 O'Shaughnessy Hall

Lecture: Theory-in-Motion: Media Blends in Vachel Lindsay’s The Art of the Moving Picture (1915/22).

Please join us as Professor Christian Quendler discusses “Theory in Motion,” a lecture examining the pioneering American film theorist Vachel Lindsay’s foundational role in the development of a theoretical framework for the study of film at the beginning of the twentieth century. Sponsored by the Department of American Studies and the Nanovic Institute for European Studies.

Professor Quendler is assistant professor of American Studies at the University of Innsbruck and comes to Notre Dame as part of the Innsbruck faculty exchange program. Professor Quendler is author of numerous essays on film and literature. His books include From Romantic Irony to Postmodernist Metafiction (2001) and Interfaces of Fiction: Initial Framings in the History of the American Novel (1790-1900). His current project–Blending Media: Film and the Other Arts in Vachel Lindsay’s The Art of the Moving Picture— is an historical study of the critical and cultural efforts to establish film as a serious art form in the early twentieth century.