Projecting Pathos: Emotions and the Magic Lantern

Date: 4 - 5 December 2020

Venue: CINEMATEK, Rue Baron Horta 9, 1000 Brussels

The fifth workshop will focus on the role of emotions in magic lantern performances and is organized by the B-magic ULB Cinema team and the Centre de recherche en Cinéma et Arts du Spectacle (CiASp). This interdisciplinary workshop will explore the emotional strategies used during lantern performances, as well as their impact on the spectators, and therefore brings together scholars working in different fields related to the magic lantern and emotions: media archaeology, the history of emotions and the cognitive sciences. 

The following keynote speakers have confirmed their attendance: André Gaudreault (Université de Montréal), Anja Laukötter (Max Planck Institute for Human Development and University of Strasbourg), Johannes Riis (University of Copenhagen) and Giusy Pisano (École nationale supérieure Louis-Lumière). On top of these lectures, B-magic researchers will present their ongoing research and an exceptional magic lantern performance will be produced in collaboration with the Canada Research Chair in Cinema and Media Studies of the Université de Montréal and the B-magic colleagues of the Pôle de recherche en communication (PCOM) of the UCLouvain.  

More information about the program of the workshop will be available in due time. Should you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact Bart Moens.