[SydPhil] Cinematic Ethics 2 Symposium: Emotion, Ethics, and Cinematic Experience, Dec 15-16, MGSM Conference Centre, Macquarie University

Robert Sinnerbrink robert.sinnerbrink at mq.edu.au
Fri Dec 9 10:09:13 AEDT 2016

Dear All,

The following item may be of interest.

Cinematic Ethics 2 Symposium: Emotion, ethics, and cinematic experience

A Two Day Workshop/Symposium, Thursday Dec 15 & Friday Dec 16, 2016

MGSM Conference Centre <https://www.executivecentres.mgsm.edu.au/macquarie-park/location>

Macquarie University <http://www.mq.edu.au/about/contacts-and-maps/maps>, North Ryde, Sydney

The complex relationships between emotion, ethics, and cinematic experience provides the focus for this invited interdisciplinary workshop, the second 'Cinematic Ethics' symposium at Macquarie University, organised by Dr Robert Sinnerbrink as part of his ARC Future Fellowship project, 'Cinematic Ethics: Exploring Ethical Experience through Film' (FT 130100334).

The symposium brings together national and international researchers working on film from different disciplines, traditions, and theoretical perspectives. Particular attention will be given to developing the dialogue between phenomenological and cognitivist approaches to theorising emotion, ethics, and aesthetics in cinematic experience. Presentations with deal with topics such as moral psychology and narrative cinema; moral psychology and video games; neuroscientific and cognitivst approaches to emotion and cinematic experience; the ethics of empathy in film; phenomenology, ethics, and aesthetics of cinema; phenomenology and eco-aesthetics; phenomenology, ethics, and cinematic poetry; editing techniques and the expression of thought; the relationship between phenomenological and cognitivist approaches to emotion and mood in film.

Invited Speakers:

Prof. Carl Plantinga (Calvin College)
'Moral Psychology in an Ethics of Engagement'

Prof. Amy Coplan (Californian State University -- Fullerton)
[Neuroscientific approaches to cinema and empathy]

Dr Mathew Abbott (Federation University, Ballarat)
'The Look of Silence and the Problem of Monstrosity'

Ludo de Roo (Macquarie University)
'The Four Elements of Ecocinema: A Phenomenological Approach to Cinematic

Dr Paul Formosa, Dr Malcolm Ryan and Dr Dan Staines (Macquarie University/Concordia University)
'Focus, Sensitivity, Judgement and Action: Designing Videogames for Moral Engagement'

Philip Martin (Macquarie University)
'Images of War and Wisdom Teeth: Aimless Bullet's Aesthetic-Social Imaginings'

Dr Ted Nannicelli (University of Queensland)
'Film Production and Ethical Criticism'

Dr Karen Pearlman (Macquarie University)
'Documenting Thoughts and Revealing Agency'

A/Prof. Jane Stadler (University of Queensland)
'Intercorporeality: The Ethics of Empathy in Bryan Fuller's Hannibal'

Dr Robert Sinnerbrink (Macquarie University)
'Phenomenology meets Cognitivism: Notes on Cinematic Moods'

Dr Saige Walton (University of South Australia)

'Heart of a Dog (2015): Merleau-Ponty's Depth, Ethics and the Cinema of Poetry'

All welcome but please email robert.sinnerbrink at mq.edu.au if you are interested in attending.

Dr Robert Sinnerbrink

Senior Lecturer & Australian Research Council Future Fellow

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