Approaching Portraits of Women - Phenomenology and Feminism in Film

ONLINE (4pm – 6pm GMT), 23. September 2021.

We are delighted to invite you to the forthcoming seminar “Approaching Portraits of Women - Phenomenology and Feminism in Film” – King’s College London.

The seminar will take place online on the 23rd of September 2021

The aim of the seminar is to shed light on the nexus between Film-phenomenology (that is, the philosophical framing of films primarily as carnal experiences) and its ethical implications. Intersectional Feminism, then, offers an insightful perspective to approach such a question, since it prompts us to reconsider how the sensible cinematic experience politically affects women’s bodies, black bodies, disabled bodies, LGBTQ+ bodies. Here, the (all female) speakers will dwell on how film-phenomenology can illuminate a discussion both on gender and race. 


4 pm – 4.15 pm: Presentation of the Seminar

4.15 pm – 4.40 pm: Dr Lucy Bolton (Queen Mary University)
Film-Phenomenology, Iris Murdoch, and Mary Magdalene

4.40 pm – 5.05 pm: Dr Anna Caterina Dalmasso (University of Milan)
Take a Breath. Exploring Cinema’s Osmatic Unconscious

5.05 pm – 5. 30 pm: Dr Katie Pleming (University of Edinburgh)
Race and Sound: Film-Phenomenology, Ethics, and Politics

5.30 pm – 6 pm: Q&A Session.


To book a place in the online seminar, please register on the Eventbrite event by clicking on the link below.

A day prior to the seminar, we will send you a Zoom link to participate. 

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