The Critical Function Workshop series - Sep 14

When and Where

Thursday, September 14, 2023 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Innis College
2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto, ON M5S 1J5


Kate J. Russell
Meghan Romano (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.

Drinks and snacks provided. 

For more information, contact Thomas Quist or Meghan Romano.


Cinema Studies Institute


2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto, ON M5S 1J5