Friday, September 19, 2008



November 7, 2008
12:00 Noon -- Brown Bag
Location TBA

Dennis Rothermel
Professor and Chair, Department of Philosophy
California State University, Chico

"Slow Food, Slow Film"

This talk draws parallels between the products of industrialized food and the products of industrialized cinema, through a discussion of two Hollywood remakes of foreign films about food and cooking -- Ang Lee's Eat Drink Man Woman and Sandra Nettlebeck's Bella Martha. The traits of mainstream cinema manipulative effects are easily identified in the Hollywood adaptations, and a parallel transformation in the food content as well. The lecture will conclude with some philosophical remarks deriving from Hubert Dreyfus' exposition of gift-giving and Roberto Esposito's development of normativization.

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