CFP: 1st International Conference on Cinema, Philosophy and… Children`s World

The International Conference on Cinema, Philosophy and… explores the connection of Philosophy of Cinema, as well as Cinema as Philosophy and Cinema and Philosophy. Though these approaches are quite different one can hold them as complementary intellectual efforts.

The 1st proposed Conference takes the connection on a new direction by looking into the way in which we grow up with cinema. The expression growing up with cinema holds an ambiguity: growing up with Cinema means that we grow up from childhood to adolescence, to adulthood and then to the elderly stages to life with cinema and, in addition, it also means that by seeing movies we learn and change our way of seeing the world and life and acquire maturity in the process.

This ambiguity makes cinema a privileged ground to think of different types of development, and not only interpret it as a pedagogical tool for thinking but also as a crucial tool of growth. Thus, it is reasonable to see how films are mediums to pass down knowledge to younger generations while at the same time they format their epistemological stance. Likewise, movies illustrate and recommend sets of values while valuing.

We are opening a call for papers for contributions for the International Conference Cinema, Philosophy and Children’s World.

Predicted possible topics include, but are not limited to Cinema and…:

–       Children’s experiences and their epistemological and political impact
–       Pedagogy and its other: approaching children from an adult’s perspective
–       Different philosophical 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
–        Other cinematic or philiosophical approaches

We welcome approaches from different philosophical and film theory perspectives, as well as approaches related to other scientific areas and subjects beyond philosophy and film theory while holding philosophical and film theory insights. Also, we hope this conference will not be limited to content of reflection based on any specific period of Cinema or Philosophy, nor any specific genre, and hope that the final programme will provide a rich plural perspective of the topic. The conference will be a good contribution to the Cinema and Philosophy Studies by deepening the pedagogical and educational meaning of Cinema while it will also contribute to the reflection on just how Cinema and Philosophy have similarly impact on attitudes and values.

Information about submission:

To apply, please send your proposal in Word and PDF formats containing your name, institutional affiliation, email address, abstract (up to 500 words), five keywords and a short CV for each author/co-author (up to 300 words) to, by March 15th 2019.

The notification of acceptance will be on April 25th 2019.

The International Conference Cinema, Philosophy and Children’s World will be held in Ifilnova, NOVA FCSH, Lisbon, July 9 – July 10, 2019.
The time for presentations is limited to 20 minutes.Proposals must be submitted in English.
Supporting material: Add supporting material (slides, programs, etc.)Some of the accepted papers can be included in the volume Shared Emotions: Children’s World & Cinema. (More info soon)

Important Deadlines and Dates

Submission of abstract: March 15, 2019
Notification of decisions: April 25, 2019
Participants registration deadline: May 10, 2019
Programme – provisional version: May 25, 2019
Disclosure of the final programme: June 10, 2019
International Conference Cinema, Philosophy and Children’s World: July 9 – July 10, 2019

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