Four Nights on Cinema of the Occult: Themes, Analysis, Views

3 September 2009 and following fortnightly Thursdays

Professor Patricia MacCormack (Anglia Ruskin)

£32 for the series. Each night £10 individually

Series Dates: 3 Sept, 17 Sept, 1 Oct, 15 Oct.
7.15 for 7.30 start
Occultism has a key relationship with film: was part of the inception of cinema: spectators, with their dreams and fantasies, entered into Faustian pacts with the enigmatic plane of the screen and its magickal intensities. Its spell continues to this day, with the screen continuing to open up for us other worlds and planes of intensity.

This series of four fortnightly evenings will cover a range of themes in occult and cinema, in a way that we hope will entertain, challenge — and make you consider the world of the visible/invisible in new ways. Professor MacCormack’s film lectures earlier this year were fantastically popular, and she returns at the request of many of those who attended. She will bring some rarer examples along with fresh considerations of some of the classics. Above all, she will be bringing theoretical and philosophical critiques, and will be inviting the audience to challenge themselves, each other and the ideas she brings to the table. Each session concludes with a wine party.

Patricia MacCormack is Professor in Communication and Film at Anglia Ruskin University; she works and has published extensively in Continental philosophy, cinesexuality, post-human ethics, chaos magic, sexuality and occult culture.

Reserve your place via Treadwell’s by email (info@treadwells-london.com), or by phone, 020 7240 8906. Payment confirms booking. Treadwell’s hosts courses and workshops taught by most experienced and gifted practitioners we know — tutors who are not only advanced in their subjects but are also able to consider their practices thoughtfully and critically. Our aim is to make the study of esoteric disciplines available to thinking, well-read enquirers. You can also get events updates via an RSS Feed (http://www.treadwells-london.com/events.php). We have an archive of past courses (http://www.treadwells-london.com/coursespast.asp), and you can also subscribe to our mailing list (http://www.treadwells-london.com/mailinglist.php).

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