Jeff Scheible's lecture

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Concordia University

Arthemis is pleased to present a lecture with 

Jeff Scheible

Within, Aside, and Too Much: On Parentheticality across Media

This presentation takes three uses of parentheses (in Derrida’s writing, in criticism of the laugh track, and in the film Me and You and Everyone We Know) as its multiple starting points to explore a theory of “parentheticality,” which is here used to think through ins and outs of not only writing but also disciplinarity, academic affect, cultural syntax, the sounds we hear, the ways we imagine them, humor, sexuality, new media, narrative structure, and independent filmmaking.

Jeff Scheible is a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow in the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema at Concordia University. He is currently working on a book manuscript, Techniques of the Deep, which considers the history of film theory through the lens of discourses on depth of field. He received a PhD in Film and Media Studies from UC Santa Barbara in 2011. He is a former managing editor of Camera Obscura and a founding editor of Media Fields Journal.