Masterclass: How to Write About the Moving Image

Attend a Masterclass with Professor Murray Pomerance

About this event

Join our George Watson Visiting Professor, Murray Pomerance, for a masterclass on How to Write About the Moving Image . This workshop will hope to confront some of the challenges, riddles, mysteries, obstacles, lures, slipperiness, pains, and rewards that face us when we try bringing our language to meet images in general, and in particular images in motion. The experience will be especially helpful for those hoping or intending publication about film and/or television, for students preparing essays or theses, or for devoted viewers having trouble with their blogs, diaries, and postcards. Moving pictures are not writing. Writing is not a moving picture. How can we cross this?


Date: Thursday 6 October 2022

Time: 11am–1pm

Location: The Writers Studio (Level 6), Michie Building

RSVP:  Monday 3 October 2022


About the Presenter

Murray Pomerance is an independent scholar living in Toronto, and Adjunct Professor in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University, Melbourne. He has published widely about cinema, including Michelangelo Red Antonioni Blue: Reflections on Cinema; Color It True: Impressions of Cinema; The Film Cheat: Film Artifice and Viewing Pleasure; Virtuoso: Film Performance and the Actor’s Magic; and Cinema, If You Please: The Memory of Taste, the Taste of Memory. Forthcoming in November is Uncanny Cinema: Agonies of the Viewing Experience. The Hitchcock Quartet, which includes already An Eye for Hitchcock, A Dream of Hitchcock, and A Voyage with Hitchcock will conclude in February 2023 with A Silence from Hitchcock. With R. Barton Palmer, he is co-editor of Autism in Film and Television: On the Island.


Masterclass: How to Write About the Moving Image

Thu 6 Oct 2022 11:00am1:00pm