Analytic Aesthetics and Film Studies

Coventry, UK (26.-27.10.2018), 12. October 2018.

We are very pleased to announce that the registration for the conference

Analytic Aesthetics and Film Studies (University of Warwick, October 26-27, 2018) is now open.

The registration is free, but places are limited. To register please send an email to by Friday October 12.

Confirmed keynotes:
Dr Catharine Abell, Reader in Philosophy, The University of Manchester.
Dr Andrew Klevan, Associate Professor, Non-Tutorial Fellow and University Lecturer in Film Studies, University of Oxford.

Friday, October 26

9:00 - 9:45
Registration & coffee

9:45 - 10:00
Mario Slugan (Ghent), Enrico Terrone (Torino)

10:00 – 11:45

Keynote 1
Catharine Abell (Manchester) – The Norms of Realism

11:45 - 12:00

Coffee Break

12:00 – 13:30

Session 1
Malcolm Turvey (Tufts)
Is “Collapsed Seeing-In” Possible?

Joerg Fingerhut (Berlin School of Mind and Brain)
Evaluating Seeing-In Film

13:30 - 14:30

14:30 – 16:00

Session 2

Gianni Barchiesi (NYU Tisch)
Perceptual Experience Tells the Medium: From Kinoaesthetics to Medium Specificity through the Philosophy of Perception

Diana Neiva (Porto) & Tom McClelland (Warwick)
Film as Philosophy: A Defence of an Analytic Account

16:00 - 16:30

Coffee Break

16:30 - 18:00

Session 3

Nicole Hall (Independent scholar)

Film, Poetry, and Philosophy

Angelo Cioffi (Kent)
Film and Philosophy


Saturday, October 27

9:00 - 10:30

Session 4

Dieter Declerq (Kent)
Not Philosophy: Cognitive Advantages of Fiction Film

Philip Cowan (South Wales)
A Methodology for Analyzing Cinematographic Images

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00– 12:30

Session 5

Melania Arouh (The American College of Greece)
The Difficulty of Defining “Film Form”

Laura Di Summa (William Paterson)
Bridging a Divide: Analytic Philosophy of Film and Criticism

12:30 - 13:30


13:30 – 15:15

Keynote 2
Andrew Klevan (Oxford) – Aesthetics Through Film

15:15 – 15:30

Coffee Break

​15:30 – 17:00

Conclusions and Perspectives
Mario Slugan (Ghent)
Enrico Terrone (Torino)​

The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 746619 and the British Society of Aesthetics.

Mario Slugan
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow
Ghent University