The Art of Modern Time: Film and the Representation of Temporality
he Gettysburg College Interdisciplinary Studies Program, in cooperation with the Cinema and Media Studies Program and the Philosophy Department, are delighted to announce the 4th annual meeting of the Gettysburg College Philosophy and Film Seminar, entitled “The Art of Modern Time: Film and the Representation of Temporality.” Few human experiences are more familiar and universal, but simultaneously more perplexing and paradoxical, than time. And no art form possesses the ability to explore these paradoxes as intrinsically as the art of cinema. Referred to by director Andrei Tarkovsky as ‘sculpting in time,’ film presents us with images and experiences of transformative emotional depth, distortions of our time, variations of the past, present, and future, and visions of a world to come. The question of time in cinema therefore provides multiple avenues of theoretical exploration and analysis, from the philosophical to the cultural, economic, sociological, theological, aesthetic, and psychological.