Today I welcome Comparative Literature and Film Studies scholar Alain Cohen to talk about the film Contagion.
Alain J.-J. Cohen is Professor of Comparative Literature and Film Studies at the University of California, San Diego where he has spent his career. He is also a practicing psychoanalyst, member of the San Diego Psychoanalytic Center, the American Psychoanalytic Association and the International Psychoanalytic Association. He has single-authored about 100 articles about auteur-filmmakers, text semiotics, or art history, in various journals and book chapters, and presented about 300 papers, nationally and internationally. In his research, teaching and talks, his analysis focuses at the granular interweave of technical prowess and psychological motivation.