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[ecrea] Film and Philosophy: call for Papers and registration details

Fri Mar 21 17:40:32 GMT 2008

>Apologies for cross posting
>Philosophy and Film / Film and Philosophy: A multidisciplinary conference
>Second call for papers and registration
>UWE in association with the Arnolfini Arts Centre, Bristol and the support
>of the British Society of Aesthetics - 4-6 July 2008, the Arnolfini,
>Keynote Speakers:
>Stephen Mulhall (Oxford)                                Vivian Sobchack
>Robert Sinnerbrink (Macquarie)                          Catherine
>Constable (Warwick)
>Julian Baggini (editor, The Philosophers Magazine)     Karin Littau
>In the last years there has been a growing interest in the relationship
>between philosophy and film within both analytic and European
>philosophical traditions. At the same time, film studies as a discipline
>has always raised philosophical questions and has been enriched by a
>variety of philosophical approaches. The aim of this conference is to
>bring together scholars from both disciplines to examine this shared
>history, as well as display the current range and state of philosophical
>film analysis.
>In what ways is film philosophically informative? What methodologies have
>been developed for philosophical analysis of film? What do various
>philosophical traditions bring to the study of film? What does the
>practice of film studies bring to the practice of philosophy? What vibrant
>areas have developed in these fields? The conference theme is deliberately
>broad and proposals are invited on any conjunction between film and
>philosophy. We welcome submissions that range from general and
>methodological observations about the field to readings and
>interpretations of specific films, genres, film movements or filmmakers.
>We encourage submissions from graduate students and will reserve some
>sessions for graduate papers.
>Topics include (but are not limited to):
>"       Film as philosophy
>"       The ontology of cinema
>"       Film and phenomenology
>"       Particular philosophical approaches to film (Cavell, Deleuze,
>Frampton etc.)
>"       The Epistemology of film
>"       Film affect
>"       The philosophical worldview of particular directors
>"       Subjectivity and cinema
>"       Film theory as philosophy
>"       Aesthetics and film
>"       Political philosophy and film
>"       Historical developments in film-philosophy
>"       Genre and philosophy
>"       Philosophy and film movements (German Expressionism, Soviet
>Montage, Italian Neorealism etc.)
>"       Cinema as thought experiment
>"       Morality and movies
>"       Feminist philosophy and film practice
>"       Film making as philosophical practice
>"       Methodologies for philosophical film analysis
>Contributions are invited for panel topics, individual papers and graduate
>NB: please send us your abstract before the deadline if you require an
>early response. We strongly recommend this option for overseas
>participants who may need to book flights.   Please send proposals (500
>word abstract) by Tuesday 8 April, 2008 to:
>Dr Havi Carel (Havi.carel /at/
>Dr Greg Tuck (greg.tuck /at/
>We prefer email submissions but you can also post your abstract to:
>Dr Havi Carel/ Dr Greg Tuck
>University of the West of England (UWE)
>St Matthias Campus
>Oldbury Court Rd
>Bristol BS16 2JP
>Registration:      £75.00 (waged)      £45.00 (unwaged)
>For registration details please visit

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