Film-Philosophy Conference CFP

Film-Philosophy Conference 2011
Liverpool John Moores University
July 6, 2011 – July 8, 2011

Film-philosophy continues to grow as an important discipline within the fields of both Film Studies and Philosophy. We invite researchers in this area to submit proposals for the 2011 Film-Philosophy Conference to be held in Liverpool, UK.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Professor Gregory Currie (University of Nottingham)
Dr. David Martin-Jones (University of St Andrews)
Dr. Lucy Bolton (Queen Mary, University of London)

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We are open to any topics on the subject but would particularly welcome papers in the following areas:

– Film and phenomenology

– The ontology of fiction in film

– Fictionalism and film

– Significant auteurs

– New approaches to film and philosophy

– Considerations of individual films

– The debate between continental and analytic philosophy in relation to film

– Films about philosophy or philosophers

– Animals on film

– Science and film-philosophy

– The methodology of film-philosophy

– Philosophy of film adaptation

– Film-philosophy and computer games

– Cognitivism

– Film style

– Genre

– Media convergence

– Philosophy and film economics

Abstracts should be 200 – 300 words long and papers, including clips – which we strongly encourage – should not exceed 25 minutes. We accept panel submissions with a maximum of three speakers and a length of 90 minutes.

Deadline for proposals: 18 March 2011

Both individual and panel proposals must be submitted through the conference website (no initial cost involved):

You must register a free account with the conference website in order to submit a proposal.
Attendance registration now open: 90 GBP / 55 GBP (students/unwaged). Day rates available. Please note that registration does not guarantee acceptance of proposal (there is no cost attached to submitting a proposal, but the registration fee is payable if your paper is accepted).