New Work in Understanding the Kuleshov Effect

May 11, 2023 - May 12, 2023
Department of Theoretical Philosophy, CELFIS, University of Bucharest

Splaiul Independenței nr. 204
Bucharest 060024

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Does the Kuleshov Effect even exist? If so, how can it be explained? This conference calls for interdisciplinary approaches mixing film theory, theory of mind and other kindred approaches (e.g. social cognition, a focus on narrative competency or on cognition by emotions).

The conference will take place 11-12 May 2023. It will have a mixed and hybrid format, in that speakers have chosen whether they will present online only or face to face at the event's location (if so, their session will enjoy a live audience, but it will also be streamed to remote participants).

The conference programme is the following:

Thursday, May 11 ("Mircea Florian" hall, 1st floor)

1.50pm conference opening

2pm Constantin Stoenescu (Philosophy, University of Bucharest & Romanian Academy), The Kuleshov effect as a way to understand cinema

3pm Stefăniță Manea (University of Bucharest), The Kuleshov Effect through the lens of ToM

4pm keynote Ioana Podină (FPSE, University of Bucharest), Emotions in Context: The Kuleshov Effect, Emotion Attributions, and Recognition

Friday, May 12 (Faculty board room, 1st floor)

2pm Anna Kolesnikov (Università degli studi di Parma; online), The Kuleshov effect: geocultural provenance of its narrative and relevance for cognitive science 

3pm keynote Daniel Barratt (Copenhagen Business School), Copying the Kuleshov effect: Is replication possible?

4pm Sandra-Cătălina Brânzaru (University of Bucharest), Understanding the Kuleshov effect in terms of cognitive sequencing and narrative comprehension

(All times are for Bucharest, Romania.)

For any questions, please don't hesitate to email [email protected]. You may register by RSVP here on PhilEvents on or before May 8th in order to receive the Zoom connection details.

The conference is organized with the support of graduate students in the “Mind the Brain” master’s programme in cognitive science within the Department for Theoretical Philosophy at the University of Bucharest. More details about the programme are available here:

For those of you who would like to join some of the meetings but have overlapping commitments, we will do our best to record the meetings whenever everyone in attendance consents to it, and to then upload the recordings on the Department's YouTube channel. Previous talks are available here:

Stay tuned, as there will be weekly announcements concerning the titles and abstracts of upcoming talks on the Facebook page titled "Seminarul Departamentului de Filosofie Teoretica UniBuc". Some of the department's recent events are also listed at for 2022-23 and at for 2021-22.

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May 8, 2023, 9:00am EET

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