International Conference on Moving Image and Philosophy

July 7, 2017 - July 8, 2017
Mind, Language and Action Group (MLAG), University of Porto


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Daniel Ribas
Susana Viegas
Thomas Wartenberg

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We welcome proposal submissions  for the International Conference on Moving Image and Philosophy, held in Porto (Portugal)7-8 July , 2017.

  • Deadline:  27 January 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. Title your e-mail “MIP2017” and send it to [email protected]
  • 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
  • Topics and issues of interest include (but are not limited to):

– 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 (Arhnheim, 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 10 February 2017
  • Fees:
    – Unwaged Students – 50€;
    – Waged Students – 80€;
    – Standard – 90€

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