CFP: CALL FOR Book Chapters Shared Emotions: Children’s World & Cinema.

Submission deadline: October 15, 2017

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CALL FOR Book Chapters

Shared Emotions: Children’s World & Cinema.

Editors: Maria Irene Aparício, Ph.D; Dina Mendonça Ph.D, Stefanie Baumann Ph.D; Susana Mouzinho Ph.D candidate (all IFILNOVA/ New University of Lisbon)

We are opening a call for papers for contributions for an edited volume on Children’s Cinema and Philosophy entitled Shared Emotions: Children’s World & Cinema.

The field of Cinema and Philosophy is a growing field of research and it has been the subject of several thematic volumes both edited and monographic. Often, those publications remain open to diversified aspects and approaches. Contrary to this, the present volume is concerned with a simultaneously circumscribed and manifold figure: that of the child and his or her particular experiences and ways of understanding the world, as shown through cinema. The idea is to assemble heterogeneous approaches on the way in which we grow up with cinema, how cinema forges our ways of perceiving and conceiving the world and how imaginary constructions associated with infancy are performed through cinema. 

Predicted possible topics include, but are not limited to:

-       Children’s experiences and their epistemological and political impact

-       Pedagogy and its other: approaching children from an adult’s perspective

-       Nietzschean, Bejaminian, Deleuzian or other philosophers’ approaches to childhood and their cinematic reflection

-       Perception, Knowledge and Recognition

-       The Meaning of Shared Values

-       Growth, Aggression and Violence

-       Strong affects: On Laughing and Crying at the Cinema

-       Transformation and mimesis


We welcome approaches from different philosophical and film theoretical perspectives, as well as approaches related to other scientific areas and subjects holding philosophical and film theoretical insights.

Submission: Please send your abstract (up to 500 words) and a short CV (for each author/co-author) to, by October 15th, 2017.

The notification of acceptance will be on November 15th.

Full articles should be between 5000 and 8000 words, and follow Chicago Style. They are due on January 30th 2018.

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