'Cinema/Politics/Philosophy', Written By Professor Nico Baumbach, Published This October

October 10, 2018

Cinema and Politics by Nico BaumbachA new book, Cinema/Politics/Philosophy, written by Film Professor Nico Baumbach was published this October by Columbia University Press. Referring to the manifesto Cinema/Ideology/Criticism by Jean-Louis Comolli and Jean Narboni almost fifty years ago, Baumbach’s book “revisits the much-maligned tradition of seventies film theory to reconsider: What does it mean to call cinema political?” according to the Columbia University Press website. The book is available for purchase in stores as well as online.

Baumbach’s research and teaching focus on critical theory, film theory, documentary, and the intersection of aesthetic and political philosophy. He has written several essays on cinema and contributed to many film journals. He is currently also working on another book The Anonymous Image. At Columbia, Professor Baumbach teaches Film & Media Theory.


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