CFP: Collective Book "Philosophy and the Moving Image"

Submission deadline: November 13, 2017

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Call for Chapters: Collective Book: “Philosophy and the Moving Image”


Chris Rawls (Roger Williams University)

Diana Neiva (University of Porto)

Steven S. Gouveia (University of Minho)


 Preface: Professor Thomas E. Wartenberg (Mount Holyoke College)

1. Topics:

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 (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.);

– Video games and other forms of digital media; 

– Other issues and relations between philosophy and film.

We encourage people from various backgrounds to submit the proposal for we support a multidisciplinary dialogue. We also strongly encourage submissions any under-represented groups!

2. General aspects:

- Submission: full paper.

- Text: Times New Roman, size 12, 1,5 (spacing), justified.

- Title: in the beginning of the paper, in SMALL CAPS, bold, centered, size 14.

- The name of the author should be included under the title, on the right side, size 12. Along the name put a * to a footnote which must include the institution and other relevant information about the author.

- Before the main text you should include an abstract (max. 300 words) and up to 5 keywords, size 12.

- Notes should be numbered automatically placed after any punctuation mark (Ex. "cogito, ergo sum",[1]) and should be included in the footnote (not in the end of the text).

- Word count: 5.000 – 10.000 words.


3. Citations:

- Quotations up to 3 lines should appear in the text, between quotation marks (use high quotes) “cogito, ergo sum” (Descartes, 1671: 12), with the respective reference literature at the end of the quotation with the following format: Author, year: pp.

- Longer quotations (more than 3 lines) must be submitted retreated (2 tabulations) and size 11, followed by the respective reference in brackets in the following format: (Author, year: 145-55).

- Quotes within quotes, use « ».

4. References:

- Article: LAST NAME, first name followed by (year), "Title" in name of journal, Vol. IV, n. 18, pp. 123-35.
Ex.TAYLOR, E. I. (2010), “William James and the humanistic implications of the neuroscience revolution: An outrageous hypothesis”, in Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 50(4), 410–429.

- Book: LAST NAME, first name followed by (year), Title of the book, City: Publisher.

Ex. DENNETT, Daniel (2013), Intuition Pumps, London: Penguin Books.

·       Please send the final version of your paper until the November 13, 2017, to the following email address: -  - 

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