The Critical Function Workshop series - Oct 26

When and Where

Thursday, October 26, 2023 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Innis College
2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto, ON M5S 1J5


Sam Reimer


The second edition of The Critical Function Workshop will be taking place next Thursday, October 26th at 3:00 PM in IN-223E.  

We are excited to have Sam Reimer present an essay titled: “Early Receptions of Top Gun, Or (the History of) Homoeroticism as We Know It.” Nadine Chan will be the respondent.  Drinks and snacks will be served!  

For more information, contact Thomas Quist or Meghan Romano.


“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.



Cinema Studies Institute


2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto, ON M5S 1J5