The International Conference on Moving Image and Philosophy is the first international conference happening in Porto, Portugal, on July 7 and 8 of 2017, dedicated to the relations between the studies of the Moving Image and Philosophy.
This conference is organized by Diana Neiva (University of Porto), Steven Gouveia (University of Minho), Sofia Miguens (MLAG -IF, University of Porto) and Nuno Maciel (University of Porto).
The International Conference on Moving Image and Philosophy is supported by MLAG (Mind, Language and Action Group), Institute of Philosophy of the University of Porto.
Graduate students, junior researchers and senior scholars are welcome to submit their work.
– Susana Viegas (IFILNOVA – Universidade Nova de Lisboa | Deakin University, Australia)
– Thomas Wartenberg (Professor of Philosophy Emeritus, Mount Holyoke College)
Deadline: January 27, 2017
Word limit: 750 words
Please prepare your abstract for blind review (your abstract should be anonymous). Include a separate document with your contact information, a short bio, and the title of your paper.
Abstracts may be written in English or Portuguese
Each presenter will have 25 minutes to present her/his paper followed by a 15 minutes discussion.
– Classical and contemporary film theory (formalist, psychoanalytic, feminist, cognitive, structuralist, etc.);
– Definitions of cinema (essencialist – e.g. medium specificity – and nonessentialist);
– Philosophical themes in film (ethics, political philosophy, philosophy of mind, philosophy of religion, epistemology, etc.);
– Genre(s) (the issues on film genres, avant-garde, documentary, pornography, horror, drama, etc.);
– Specific films (interpretations, influences, presented philosophy, etc.);
– Sex and gender issues (feminist and queer film, the image of women in movies, etc.);
– Issues on narrative, spectatorship, authorship, etc.;
– Authors on philosophy and film (Arnheim, Carroll, Wartenberg, Mulvey, Bordwell, Deleuze, etc.);
– Cinema and other arts (film and music, film and photography, film and architecture, etc.);
– Filmmakers (Bergman, Tarkovsky, Chaplin, Eisenstein, Carpenter, Kubrick, etc.);
– Other issues and relations between philosophy and film.We encourage people from various backgrounds to submit proposal for we support a multidisciplinary dialogue. We also strongly encourage submissions any under-represented groups!Decision will be made by February 10, 2017.