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Lisa Trahair

Lisa Trahair is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies in the school of Arts and Media at the University of New South Wales. She is author of The Comedy of Philosophy: Sense and Nonsense in Early Cinematic Slapstick (SUNY, 2007) and founding member of the Cinematic Thinking Network. She has published essays on film in numerous journals, including ScreenNew FormationsSenses of CinemaFilm-Philosophy and South Atlantic Quarterly. She is currently working on book entitled Understanding Cinematic Thinking: Film-Philosophy in Bresson, von Trier and Haneke, co-authored with Robert Sinnerbrink and Gregory Flaxman (Edinburgh University Press, 2016). Essays relating to the cinematic thinking project have been published in The Philosophy of Radical Equality: Jacques Rancière and the Contemporary Scene, edited by Alison Ross and Jean-Philippe Deranty and Film, Theory and Philosophy: The Key Thinkers, edited by Felicity Colman and Film-Philosophy Journal. Trahair co-edited with Lisabeth During a special issue of Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities on 'Belief in Cinema: Themes after André Bazin' (17.4, December 2012). In 2013 she co-edited with Robert Sinnerbrink a Special Dossier on ‘Thinking Cinematically before Deleuze’ for Screening the Past. She is also currently editing a collection of essays for SubStance on ‘Film and/as Ethics’. Information about the Cinematic Thinking Network can be found at

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