[SydPhil] Screening Virtue, Screening Vice Workshop Final Programme

Sylvie Magerstaedt sylvie.magerstaedt at nd.edu.au
Fri Aug 27 13:31:55 AEST 2021

Dear Colleagues,

Please see below the final programme for our forthcoming virtual workshop at the university of Notre Dame Australia. Please see below for registration details.

Workshop 'Screening Virtue, Screening Vice - What can films and television shows teach us about virtues and vices?'

When: Thursday, 7th October and Friday, 8th October (AEST)

Where: All sessions will take place via Zoom, please register to receive the links.

Keynote Speaker: Prof Joseph Kupfer (Iowa State University)

Joseph Kupfer is Professor of Philosophy at Iowa State University and has published a number of books exploring ethics and the virtues in cinema, including Virtue and Vice in Popular Film (2021), Feminist Ethics in Film: Reconfiguring Care through Cinema (2012) and Visions Of Virtue In Popular Film (1999).

Thursday, 7 October

2pm Welcome

2.15-3.00pm Sylvie Magerstaedt and John Lippitt - Great Detective versus humble policeman - intellectual virtues and social vices in Endeavour (2012-)

3.15-4pm Lucia Oriana - Exploring a protagonist's 'virtue exhibition' and the jurisprudence of international law that can lead to a virtuous life in Official Secrets (2019)

4.15-5pm Marcus Schneider - Selfhood in The Lobster: Authenticity as vice

Friday, 8 October

10-11am Keynote: Joseph Kupfer - The Calamity of Vanity in Young Adult

11.15-12.00 James Franklin - How to Sell the Virtue of Restraint: Casablanca


1-1.45 Samuel Kaldas - Rooting for the Devil: Breaking Bad and the Philosophical Value of Vicious Protagonists

2-2.45pm Susan Hopkins and Geoff Parkes - From Showgirls to Hustlers: What can Films about Strippers teach us about Virtue and Vice in Neoliberal times

To register, please click on the following link https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/p7BuCXLW2mUX1KjznF6wdAo?domain=docs.google.com

or send an email to screeningvirtues at gmail.com

Best wishes



Dr Sylvie Magerstaedt, FHEA

Senior Lecturer in Film and Media

School of Arts and Sciences

University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney


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