The upcoming Film-Philosophy Conference will be hosted by the Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis, the Departments of Media Studies and Philosophy at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), and the EYE Film Institute Netherlands. With this location, the annual Film-Philosophy Conference will take place for the first time outside of the UK.
Reflecting the synergy of filmmakers and philosophers within the field of film-philosophy, the conference will be structured around joined keynote talks by pairs of filmmakers and philosophers, who will open the floor for vibrant discussions with the conference participants.
The keynote pairs will be:
- Jean-Luc Nancy and Claire Denis
- Marie-Aude Baronian and Emmanuel Finkiel
- Maurizio Lazzarato and Angela Melitopoulos
Submit abstracts of 200-300 words, along with a short bio, via the conference website: Submit Abstract
The deadline for submission is 1 March 2013. This year’s conference is organized by Prof. Josef Früchtl, Dr. Jay Hetrick, NECSUS editorial board member Prof. Patricia Pisters, Dr. Maria Poulaki, Drs. Philipp Schmerheim (all University of Amsterdam), Prof. John Mullarkey (Kingston University, London) and Dr. David Sorfa (Liverpool John Moores University).
Established in 2008 and taking place annually, the Film-Philosophy Conference reflects the growing importance of film-philosophy within the fields of both film studies and philosophy. It brings together scholars and filmmakers from all over the world to present their research on a broad range of topics within the subject area.
The conference will take place from 10-12 July 2013.
UPDATE (July 2013):
The conference program has been published here. The conference has reached capacity and registration is now closed. Jean-Luc Nancy and Claire Denis will not attend. In their places Jeff Fort and Laura McMahon have agreed to present on Nancy and Denis in this keynote session. A unique preview screening of Denis’ latest film Les Salauds (2013) will take place in the new theater at the EYE Film Institute on Thursday, 11 July.