No Futures: Marguerite Duras & the Politics of Cinematic Time

January 22, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for an in-conversation with Dr Martin Crowley on the topic of No Futures : The Politics of Cinematic Time in Marguerite Duras’s Films of the 1970s, an event organised in collaboration with the Cambridge University French Society (CUFS). Book your free tickets here.

The discussion will be centred around Duras’s films “Nathalie Granger” and “Le Camion”, and Dr Crowley’s analysis of her manipulation of cinematic time in these movies as a critique of capitalist political economy. It will also touch on the wider political, cultural and economic context of the 1970s in Europe, especially the forms of revolts contemporary to these movies.

Dr Crowley is a reader in Modern French Thought and Culture in the department of MML. He is is currently working on the question of hybrid or distributed agency, in particular the political possibilities offered by approaches to this question in the work of Bruno Latour, Isabelle Stengers, Bernard Stiegler, and Catherine Malabou; this is part of a wider project on French and Francophone philosophy and contemporary geopolitics.