Environmental Humanities Series: Screening Nature with Anat Pick


“Sparks of Life: Electricity, Animality, and Film" A Lecture by Anat Pick. From cinema to electroshock therapy to the electric chair, electricity has always exuded ambivalent powers as both animator and killer. Focusing on the story of the condemned Topsy in Thomas Edison’s Electrocuting and Elephant (1903), this talk explores the intersections of electrical and political power in the age of visual spectacle.

Anat Pick
Professor of Film, Queen Mary's College, University of London, UK

Moderator:

Una Chaudhuri

Collegiate Professor & Professor of English, Drama, and Environmental Studies, New York University

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This series is co-sponsored by the NYU Environmental Studies Department, the Animal Studies Initiative at NYU, and the NYU Cinema Studies Department.