Posts by: "Louis-Georges Schwartz"
Louis-Georges Schwartz is a scholar and activist who heads the MA Program in Film Studies at Ohio University. In order to secure tenure he wrote a short book about the case law controlling the use of film and video evidence in United States Courts entitled Mechanical Witness. He is also the author articles on le stye indirect libre in cinema, Bazinian photographic ontology, the genealogy of the concept "life," a subject on which he edited a special issue of Discourse. He is currently working on a project seeking to introduce historical materialist methodology to Film Studies by positing third Deleuzian image type. As an activist Schwartz works with organisms seeking to establish dual power in the North America, in part through screenings of La Commune, 1871 at free schools as well as collective film analysis events as Common Cinema Laboratories. Schwartz is an active supporter of University divestment and cultural boycott of Israel.