Thomas Elsaesser and Malte Hagener are presenting an online companion for the second edition of Film Theory: An Introduction Through the Senses, which explores the relationship among the screen and the spectator’s mind, body, and senses. Using seven distinctive configurations of spectator and screen that move progressively from ‘exterior’ to ‘interior’ relationships, the authors retrace the most important stages of film theory from its beginnings to the present.
The website provides analyses on topics as ‘Cinema as Window and Frame’, ‘Cinema as Skin – Body and Touch’ and ‘Cinema as Ear – Acoustics and Space’. Every chapter combines a text with some video essays. Visit the website here.