CFP: Call for papers "Death, from Painting to Film: Philosophical Conversations", edited by Susana Viegas

Submission deadline: March 31, 2023

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Call for papers "Death, from Painting to Film: Philosophical Conversations", edited by Susana Viegas

Vorágine - Revista Interdisciplinaria de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales is open for submissions for the dossier issue Death, from Painting to Film: Philosophical Conversations, coordinated by Susana Viegas (Universidade NOVA de Lisboa).

The dossier issue is dedicated to the relationship between painting and moving images (cinema, TV Series, expanded cinema, etc.), by questioning the ways death is represented and imagined by both forms of art and prompting future film-philosophical conversations within visual and cultural studies.

It aims to clarify not only death’s unquestionable omnipresence in film, for example as a narrative motif or ontological structure, but to offer a critical analysis of the theoretical closeness between philosophy and film and of film as a contemporary trope of memento mori.

Themes of interest include the following subjects:

. Death and the sublime in painting and film (vanitas, memento mori, etc.);

. Death and the iconic turn;

. The limits of aestheticism and mannerism in painting and film;

. Film’s temporal ecstasies: the depth of field, the slow motion, distorted and blurred images, the sublime of the now.

. Contemporary philosophers: Han, Sobchack, Derrida, Lévinas, Cavell, Deleuze, Foucault, Sontag…

Editor’s note: Susana Viegas is a Researcher in Philosophy of Film and a full member of IFILNOVA, FCSH – Universidade NOVA de Lisboa. She received her Ph.D. in Philosophy (Aesthetics) from the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa in 2013 with a doctoral thesis on Gilles Deleuze’s philosophy of film, and a FCT Ph.D. Studentship during the years 2007 through 2011. She was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Dundee and Deakin University with the project “Rethinking the Moving Image and Time in Gilles Deleuze’s Philosophy” (2014-2019). She is co-editor/founder of Cinema: Journal of Philosophy and the Moving Image and has published articles in academic journals such as Colóquio-Letras, Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia, Kriterion, Early Popular Visual Culture, and Journal of Aesthetic Education. She is currently working on philosophy’s relation to painting, film, and death.

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