Irving Singer speaks on Ingmar Bergman – Thursday Nov. 15th, 6pm


Please join authors@mit in welcoming Professor Irving Singer, as he speaks on his new book, Ingmar Bergman, Cinematic Philosopher, just published by The MIT Press.

Known for their repeating motifs and signature tropes, the films of Ingmar Bergman also contain extensive variation and development. In these reflections on Bergman’s artistry and thought, Irving Singer discerns distinctive themes in Bergman’s filmmaking, from first intimations in the early work to consummate resolutions in the later movies. Singer demonstrates that while Bergman’s output was not philosophy on celluloid, it attains an expressive and purely aesthetic truthfulness that can be considered philosophical in a broader sense.  

Irving Singer is Professor of Philosophy at MIT. He is the author of Reality Transformed: Film as Meaning and TechniqueThree Philosophical Filmmakers: Hitchcock, Welles, Renoir (both published by The MIT Press), and many other books. 

Where: The MIT Humanities Library Reading Room (14S-200)

When: Thursday November 15th, 6:00pm

The event is free and wheelchair accessible. 

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