TFMS - Labour and Media

When and Where

Friday, October 13, 2023 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Deluxe Screening Room, IN-222E
Innis College
2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto, ON M5S 1J5


“Twenty Minutes on Labour-Time in Film” by Joshua Harold Wiebe

Joshua Harold Wiebe is a PhD Candidate at the University of Toronto’s Cinema Studies Institute. He co-runs the Marx & Critique reading group, and his dissertation is on labour and Marx.

“Rip it Off and Start Again: Remix in the Creative Industries from TV Commercials to AI” by Alessandro Delfanti

Alessandro Delfanti is an associate professor at the University of Toronto, where he researches the politics of digital technology. He is the author of The Warehouse: Workers and Robots at Amazon.

Convenors: Patrick Marshall and Ganga Rudraiah • Friday October 13th 2023 • Social at 5:00pm • Talks begin 5:30pm • Innis-222, Innis College, 2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto, Ontario


Toronto Film and Media Seminar





Steering Committee for 2023-2024

Co-chairs: Em Barton (York), Malini Guha (Carleton), and Michael Zryd (York). Faculty members: Michael Baker (Sheridan); Liz Clark (Brock); Desiree de Jesus (York); Selmin Kara (OCADU); Mark Lipton (Guelph); Gabriel Menotti (Queens); Jon Petrychyn (Brock); Katherine Spring (WLU); Elizbeth Wijaya (UofT). Graduate student members: Bojana Babic (Queens); Roxanne Hearn (WLU); Mary Hegedus (York); David Jackson (WLU); Patrick Marshall (UofT); Dhvani Ramanujam (York); Ganga Rudrariah (UofT); Kate Russell (UofT); Cleo Sallis-Parchet (York). TIFF: Keith Bennie.

The goals of the Seminar are:

• Encouraging intellectual and collegial discussion among the Cinema and Media Studies scholars in the region.

• Encouraging in-depth scholarly discussion and critical debate.

• Showcasing diverse research methodologies and research fields that address a wide range of cinematic technologies (film, television, video, new media, and other forms of moving image and sound screens).

• Aiming to model collegial and professional academic discourse for graduate students entering the field.


2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto, ON M5S 1J5