Philosophy of Resistance: a Cultural Genealogy of Hong Kong “Hero” Films

反抗的哲學:香港「英雄片」的文化軌跡

Date: 18 Sep 2015 (Fri)

Time: 16:30-18:30

Venue: D1-LP-07

 

The genre of “heroic bloodshed” has long been hailed as one of great historical significance in Hong Kong cinema. In this talk, its origin as well as development will first be introduced, followed by an account of how we may have a glimpse of the cultural characteristics and changes of Hong Kong society through the representative films of the genre. The motif of resistance/revolt inherent in the genre will be highlighted as the key to making sense of its cinematic thrust that alludes to hopes and despairs in Hong Kong.

「英雄片」一直被視為香港其中一個最具歷史意義的片種。講座會介紹英雄片的起源及發展,再透過欣賞其代表作品了解香港社會的文化特徵及變遷,並集中討論其「反抗」主題如何折射出香港現實中的希望和絕望。

 

Speaker: Loi Ho Man, Felix

Graduating from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (M.Phil), he taught a General Education course in the Hong Kong Institute of Education and was a research assistant in the Research Centre for Chinese Literature and Literary Culture. His area of interest includes Hong Kong Cinema, Critical Theory and Visual Culture.

講者: 雷浩文

香港中文大學文化研究哲學碩士畢業,曾於香港教育學院任教通識課程及就職中國文學文化研究中心研究助理。研究興趣包括香港電影、批評理論及視覺文化。

 

Popular Culture and Society Series - 

In collaboration the The Department of Literature and Cultural Studies

流行文化及社會系列 - 

與文學及文化學系合辦

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