A Short yet complete history of Film Theory in Italy (1907-2019)

Just published: Ruggero Eugeni, “Cinema:Theoretical Discourses”, in F. Colombo (ed.), Media and Communication in Italy: Historical and Theoretical Perspectives, Milan, Vita e Pensiero, 2019 pp. 32-45.

1. Microtheories; 2. Classical Theories; 3. Modern Theories; 4. Post-theories

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My first article on the project “Audiovisual experience & time perception”

WHAT TIME IS IN? SUBJECTIVE EXPERIENCE AND EVALUATION OF MOVING IMAGE TIME, in Reti, saperi, linguaggi – Italian Journal of Cognitive Sciences number 1, 2018, January-June, pp. 81-96, DOI: 10.12832/90973

This paper sketches the main lines and introduces the first results of a theoretical and empirical research set within the framework of Neurofilmology and focused on the Subjective Experience and Evaluation of Moving Image Time (SEEM_ IT). In the first section, the paper reconstructs the state of the art of time studies in different disciplinary fields. The second section explains some underlying options of the research. Notably, it adopts the hypothesis (currently prevalent in neuroscience), that links time perception to movement and proprioception; and connects it to the idea that the perception of movement triggers processes of embodied simulation, which in turn are responsible for the perception of time. Film watching would, therefore, constitute a particularly rich and articulated experience of time. The last section presents the results of an experiment aiming to evaluate the role of editing styles in determining quantitative and qualitative aspects of SEEM_IT. The results show that fast-paced editing usually tends to produce a sensation of higher speed of both the time flow rate and the observed action rate, and an overestimation of the clip durations; however, the type of action displayed can modify this outcome.

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A Discussion Session of my paper “Hypnose et cinéma”

I opened a session of discussion on my paper “Hypnose et cinéma” (in French) in Accademica.edu. The paper will be published (in a shorter version, helas!) in the Vocabulaire de l’identification dans les arts du spectacle (Projet Idem: Identification, empathie, projection dans les arts du spectacle), edited by Mildred Galland Szymkowiak (2019).

If  you are interested, please join the discussion at this address

The session will close September 20, 2018.

What is a dispositive: a comprehensive map of theories

What is a “dispositive” (or apparatus)? From Foucault to Deleuze, from Heidegger to Agamben, from Baudry to the schlars that recently reworked the concept in the field of Film & Media Studies, a comprehensive map with bibliographical references

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My Article on hypnosis in Trilby (between novel and movies) available on Academia.edu

My article (in Italian) “Voce, scena, suggestione in ‘Trilby’. La donna ipnotizzata dal romanzo di George du Maurier ai film di Maurice Tourneur e Archie Mayo (1894-1931)”, in Roberta Carpani, Laura Peja, Laura Aimo (eds.), Scena madre. Donne personaggi e interpreti della realtà. Studi per Annamaria Cascetta, Milano, Vita e Pensiero, 2014, pp. 417-426. ISBN 9788834327739 Available on line at my Academia.edu page

My Review of Francesco Casetti, The Lumière Galaxy, Columbia University Press, 2014

The article is free for the first 50 downloads (offer by Taylor & Francis)!

http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/udFkb9DIxy2ZjZTDeqn3/full