Yale professor to visit for Naremore Lecture

The Media School Report • March 30, 2018
Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and of Film Studies, Yale (Courtesy photo)
John McKay, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and of Film Studies, Yale University (Courtesy photo)

Yale professor John MacKay will visit campus to present “Dziga Vertov: Film Eye and Film Ear.”

MacKay, a professor of film studies and of Slavic languages and literature, has written extensively about early Russian film and literature. His two-volume book will be released this year, Dziga Vertov, Life and Work. Vertov was a Russian filmmaker and documentarian in the early 20th century.

MacKay’s visit will include three public events:

  • “Vertov without Progress” — The Cinema and Media Studies Naremore Lecture. 3 p.m., Friday, April 6, Franklin Hall 312.
  • Man with a Movie Camera, with live piano accompaniment and an introduction and Q&A from MacKay. 7 p.m., Friday, April 6, IU Cinema.
  • Enthusiasm, with an introduction from MacKay. 3 p.m., Saturday, April 7, IU Cinema.

MacKay’s visit is part of the James Naremore Lecture Series and is co-sponsored by The Media School, as well as the Center for Documentary Research and Practice, the Sawyer Seminar on “Documentary and Historical Transformations,” Cinema and Media Studies,  IU Cinema and the Russian and East European Institute.

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