Film-Philosophy Conference 2018
University of Gothenburg, Sweden
July 3, 2018 – July 5, 2018
· Professor Emma Wilson (University of Cambridge)
· Professor Kriss Ravetto-Biagioli (University of California at Davis)
· Dr Eugenie Brinkema (MIT)
· Dr Catherine Wheatley (King’s College London)
· Filmmakers Maja Borg (Sweden) and Aparna Sharma (UCLA)
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Film-Philosophy Conference 2018 at the University of Gothenburg invites
proposals for presentations on any subject related to film, media and
philosophy. We especially encourage proposals from LGBTQI, feminist and BME
scholars. There is no single overall theme. As with last year, we are using
a “track” system that will provide a number of broad headings to which a
presenter may wish to attach their submission. There is, of course, an Open
track if you feel that your paper does not fit within any of the other
Please note that this conference will be carer/parent & child friendly and
will have open access onsite child care facilities (the cost of which is
levied and shared through the conference fee of every participant).
The tracks for 2018 are:
Feminist & Queer approaches; ontology of female cinema; philosophies of
cinematic activism; counter-cinemas and third cinemas; the gaze; feminist
Virtual reality and interactivity; posthumanism & technology; new media and
politics; philosophy & video games; philosophy and film data; media
archaeology & philosophy; Television; Online and social media.
Complex narratives; counter-narratives; postcolonial narratives; feminist &
LGBTQI narratives; serial narratives; subversive use of genre; soundscape
Television; Music videos; online media; advertising; fashion.
Taboo; ethics of exhibition, curation and programming; representation;
censorship and speech.
Thinking through images.
Topics should be presented either by short papers and discussion or group
discussion based on an issue or text.
How to do film-philosophy? How to teach film-philosophy? Ethical teaching
practices. Activism and intersectionality. Creative scholarship.
We are *only accepting individual proposals for presentations of 20
minutes*. There will be no pre-constituted panel proposals, since the track
system will allow for papers to group organically around common themes and
We invite 300-word abstract proposals to be submitted by *31st January
All abstracts will be considered by at least two members of the conference
committee and decisions will be announced in March 2018.
To submit a proposal please follow this link:
Please direct all enquiries regarding the conference to the conference
director Dr Anna Backman Rogers: [log in to unmask]
Dr William Brown
Senior Lecturer in Film
Department of Media, Culture and Language
University of Roehampton
London SW15 5SL
T: (020)8 392 3713
M: 07950 978 708
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Author: Supercinema: Film Philosophy for the Digital Age (2013),
Non-Cinema: Global Digital Filmmaking and the Multitude (Forthcoming)
Co-author: Moving People, Moving Images: Cinema and Trafficking in the New
Co-editor: Deleuze and Film (2012)
Co-editor: Special Issue of animation: an interdisciplinary journal on
Director: En Attendant Godard (2009), Afterimages (2010), Common Ground
(2012), China: A User's Manual (Films) (2012), Selfie (2014), Ur: The End
of Civilization in 90 Tableaux (2015), The New Hope (2015), Circle/Line
(2016), Letters to Ariadne (2016), St Mary Magdalen's Home Movies (2016),
Roehampton Guerrillas (2011-2016) (2017), The Benefit of Doubt
(post-production), #randomaccessmemory (post-production), Sculptures of
London (production), Vlado and William (production), This is Cinema
Online resources for film/TV studies may be found at ScreenSite