Professor Cason to Speak at U. Penn

Professor Franklin Cason will be speaking at the University of Pennsylvania’s cinema studies colloquium tomorrow.  His lecture, entitled Avant-Garde Jazz as a Model for Cinema Studies, discusses “an experimental approach to researching and writing about black cinema.” Cason uses David Bordwell’s suggestion that film studies and musicology are related and the recent course of black cinema studies to be enlightened by African-American cultural practices, to “argue that avant-garde jazz suggests several research and theoretical approaches.”

The lecture will be held at 330 Fisher-Bennett Hall, Wednesday November 14th at 12pm.

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Image: Jacques Derrida & Ornette Coleman

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