Philosophy + Literature Workshop with Karla Oeler

Wed February 23rd 2022, 6:15 - 7:45pm PST
Event Sponsor
Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages
Philosophy and Literature at Stanford

Join Phil + Lit for a workshop with Karla Oeler (Art and Art History). Contact Grant gdowling [at] (gdowling[at]stanford[dot]edu) for the reading or Zoom link. Join us in the German Library (Building 260, room 252) or on Zoom. In-person attendance for Stanford members only.

The Research Workshop in Literature, Philosophy, and the Arts is proud to host a hybrid discussion with

Karla Oeler

Film and Media Studies, Stanford University


The Surface of Things: Cinema and the Devices of Interiority  

Before the session please read Prof. Oeler's draft introduction to her book project The Surface of Things (circulated by email)

February 23rd, 2022

6:15-7:35 PST

Live, in the German Library (Bldg. 260, Room 252)

and on Zoom (email gdowling [at] (gdowling[at]stanford[dot]edu))

You are invited join us for a light dinner in at Coupa Cafe outside Green Library before the workshop from 5pm-6pm

Karla Oeler is an Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies in the Department of Art & Art History at Stanford University. Her research and teaching interests are film history, theory and criticism, with emphases including the theory and practice of Sergei Eisenstein, cinematic representations of violence and thinking, and the relations between film aesthetics, literature, theory and philosophy. She is the author of A Grammar of Murder:  Violent Scenes and Film Form (University of Chicago Press, 2009). Her work has appeared in numerous forums including Cinema Journal, The Journal of Visual Culture, and Slavic Review on a range of topics including works by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Jean-Luc Godard, Sergei Parajanov, and Jean Renoir. She is currently writing a book called The Surface of Things: Cinema and Interiority.