Seth Watter

Seth Watter

Year entered: 2011

Research Interests:  film theory; film bodies; gesture and kinesics; performance studies; American avant-garde filmmaking; Jamaican popular culture; horror and affect; aesthetic theory

 Recent papers:
“Cinema & The Hysterical Impulse: The Case of Loudun on Film.” Presented at World Picture Conference, University of Sussex, November 2-3, 2012.

 “Torture Porn & Classical Aesthetics.” Presented at Cinephilia/Cinephobia: New Mediations of Desire and Disgust, University of Pittsburgh, November 9-11, 2012.

 Seth Watter is a co-organizer of Magic Lantern Cinema, an experimental film series based in Providence, RI. His most recent curated program is “The Interiors Show,” featuring films and videos by Standish Lawder, Barry Gerson, Vincent Grenier, Shana Moulton, Matthias Muller, Coleen Fitzgibbon, Michael Gitlin, Charlemagne Palestine, and Janie Geiser.