The Critical Function Workshop series - Jan 11

When and Where

Thursday, January 11, 2024 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Innis College
2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto, ON M5S 1J5


Meghan Romano


Meghan Romano is presenting "Crossroads," a chapter from her dissertation titled Midway Modernism: Newfoundland and Labrador Media Infrastructures. Thomas Quist will serve as the respondent. 

“How do we intervene?” These opening lines from Serge Daney’s vital essay, “The Critical Function,” published fifty years ago, animate The Critical Function Workshop, a gathering dedicated to writing, criticism, and intellectual community. We provide a regular workshop aimed at comments, feedback, and criticism of works-in-progress on topics ranging from moving images, visual culture, aesthetics, to mass media. The workshop will provide a nonhierarchical space for both graduate students and professors to share and respond to each other’s work. We are dedicated to presenting works of both theory and history, aesthetics and politics. For more information, contact Thomas Quist or Meghan Romano.

Drinks and snacked provided.


Cinema Studies Institute


2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto, ON M5S 1J5