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Date & Time

Thursday, June 13, 2019
6:00 PM

Location

Seminary Co-op Bookstore

Admission

Free and open to the public

Contact

Seminary Co-op Bookstore
(773) 752-4381
events@semcoop.com

Description

“Angelo Restivo's wonderful book brings a theoretical perspective to television studies in general and to contemporary serial television in particular that illuminates the aesthetic possibilities of the medium and its fundamental connections to neoliberalism and biopolitics. His timely, rigorous, and brilliant contribution will transform television studies.” — Amy Villarejo, author of "Ethereal Queer: Television, Historicity, Desire"

Angelo Restivo discusses "Breaking Bad and Cinematic Television." A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion.

At the Co-op

About the book: The book uses the series "Breaking Bad" to theorize a new aesthetic of television, mobilizing a concept of the cinematic that is connected not to medium specificity but to affect. By exploring the ways in which the series orchestrates objects, people, and spaces, the book argues for a new understanding of how television connects to everyday life.

About the author: Angelo Restivo is Associate Professor in the program in Moving Image Studies, School of Film Media & Theatre, GSU. He is the author of "The Cinema of Economic Miracles: Visuality and Modernization in the Italian Art Film", as well as numerous articles on global art cinema, Hitchcock, and aesthetics.