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Cesagen Seminar: Barbara Creed on Darwin and the Cinema

Seminar   11.06.2012






Barbara Creed is a Professor of Cinema Studies in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne. Her doctoral research was published by Routledge in 1993 as The Monstrous-Feminine: Film, Feminism and Psychoanalysis. In 2003 she published Media Matrix: Sexing the New Reality. Her 2005 book Phallic Panic: Film, Horror & the Primal Uncanny looks at male monsters aligned with the primal uncanny, in Freud's terms.

Barbara was elected to The Australian Academy of the Humanities in 2006.

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An event sponsored by Cesagen, LICA and CSS


FASS Building A010 (MR03)

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Darwin and the Cinema: Evolutionary aesthetics, the emotions and sexual display in film.

When Darwin’s theory of evolution removed god from the universe, all things became possible: an unknowable future, extinction of humanity, the scientific creation of new life forms, evolutionary super-beings, alien others, the end of the earth. Those things that became possible constitute the major themes of science fiction as a genre.

Barbara Creed takes on the evolutionary implications of the movies, spanning from classic horror, to science fiction, to film noir.

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