[SydPhil] Reminder: Workshop: Art, Evolution, and Cognition: New Perspectives on Cinematic Narrative, 19th October, Macquarie University

Richard Menary richard.menary at mq.edu.au
Thu Oct 18 09:15:42 AEDT 2018

Please contact Yves Aquino for registration purposes: yves.aquino at mq.edu.au<mailto:yves.aquino at mq.edu.au>
On 11 Oct 2018, at 2:05 pm, Richard Menary <richard.menary at mq.edu.au<mailto:richard.menary at mq.edu.au>> wrote:

Art, Evolution, and Cognition: New Perspectives on Cinematic Narrative

One-day workshop, Friday October 19, 2018
Venue: Seminar Room, Dunmore Lang College, Macquarie University
Campus Map: https://www.mq.edu.au/about/contacts-and-maps/maps
N.B. Macquarie University railway station is closed so please use the Pink Station Link buses: https://www.mq.edu.au/about/contacts-and-maps/getting-to-macquarie

The aim of this workshop is to bring together leading experts in aesthetics, cognitive theory, and philosophy of film to explore new interdisciplinary research focusing on key aspects of our engagement with cinema and other arts. Audiovisual narratives are a pervasive feature of our cultural environment; but the precise manner in which perception, emotion, cognition, and imagination are integrated in our experience of cinema remains a relatively unexplored area of research. What light can cognitive psychology, evolutionary aesthetics, neurocinematics, and phenomenological theory bring to our understanding of how cinematic narratives work? How do these perspectives help us to analyse key aesthetic elements of cinematic art? What insights can they bring to the understanding of cinema’s psychological, cultural, and ethical effects? What implications do these theoretical perspectives have for practices of filmmaking? This workshop explores these questions drawing on a variety of approaches to the aesthetics and ethics of film narrative, with a focus on empirical psychological research, cognitive and evolutionary theory, and phenomenology of cinematic experience.

9.30 - 10 arrival
10 – 11am: Dr. Joerg Fingerhut (Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Humboldt University, Berlin), ‘Twofoldness in Film Perception’
11 - 11.15am: coffee
11.15 - 12.15pm: Dr Karen Pearlman (MQ), ‘Beyond Continuity, Creative Editing and Kinesthetic Imagination’
12.15 - 1.15pm:  A/Prof. Robert Sinnerbrink (MQ), ‘Imagining cinema: notes on the embodied imagination’
1.15 - 2.15pm: lunch
2.15 - 3.15pm: Mr Graham Thomas and A/Prof. Richard Menary (MQ), ‘Fictional Narrative and Aesthetic Niche Construction’
3.15 - 4.15pm: Dr Anton Killin (ANU), ‘Music Pluralism, Realism, and the Archaeological Record’
4.15 - 4.30 coffee
4.30 - 5.30pm: Prof. Jenny McMahon (Uni. of Adelaide), ‘Insight or Rhetoric? The Lasting Impact of Cinematic Narratives’
The workshop is free to attend, but please contact Yves Aquino for registration purposes: yves.aquino at mq.edu.au<mailto:yves.aquino at mq.edu.au>
Richard Menary
Head of the Department of Philosophy
Macquarie University
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