The most important feature of our newly founded Department is interdisciplinarity, connecting two fields of inquiry and education. Our research projects and teaching activities equally focus on cinema and the more general questions of visual phenomena on the one hand, and on literature and the questions of language on the other. We rely on the poststructuralist methodology of critical theories, but our researches, publications, forums and educational platforms utilize multimedial and multicultural methods of inquiry into visuality and cultural studies as well.
Our seminars and programs address the phenomena of popular culture as well as the visual arts, feminist theories and the anthropology of images, the practical problems of writing film criticism, rethorics, aesthetics and more recent critical practices such as digital aesthetics, theories of the body, or museum politics. We organize national and international conferences, and we have academic connections with a number of scientific workshops in the country. Our colleagues edit one of the most important periodicals for the theories of the moving image and the visual arts in Hungary. A research group has also developed around the periodical, called Apertura Film Theory Workshop, the programs of which are open to students as well.
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