[SydPhil] CFP: Special Issue on Cinema & Philosophy - Journal of Continental Philosophy

Daniel Carey D.Carey at westernsydney.edu.au
Tue Oct 31 10:15:17 AEDT 2023

Dear Colleagues,

The Journal of Continental Philosophy is currently seeking submissions for a special issue on Cinema and Philosophy. More information can be found below.

Philosophers of film have long viewed cinema as a somewhat indeterminate and evolving art

form. From Ricciotto Canudo’s pronouncement a century ago that “film will increasingly serve

as Art’s powerful coadjutor” to Alain Badiou’s recent determination that “there is a latent

infinity in cinema,” film has consistently been recognized as a dynamic medium whose

essence lies in some sense in excess of itself.

Yet the rise of digital technologies, AI, and streaming platforms seems to be challenging this

fundamentally progressive conception of cinema. Current concerns around film’s fixation on

intellectual property rights, algorithmic production techniques, and predilection for nostalgia

projects not only attest to this, but further pose the question: is cinema, as both an innovative

art form and a cultural phenomenon, finally drawing to a close, or is it undergoing a

transformative rebirth?

This special issue of the Journal of Continental Philosophy aims to explore the current state of

cinema. What does “cinema” mean today, and what does it mean for philosophy? How does

contemporary film intersect with other arts? In what ways are new digital technologies

impacting the cinematic experience? Can we (still) isolate a singular relationship between film

and philosophy? What are the ethical implications associated with digital cinema and AIgenerated content?

Contributions addressing these and related questions are welcome: scholarly articles,

translations, interviews, round table discussions, literary works, and other forms. Please send

submissions and proposals by December 20 to: jcp at westernsydney.edu.au<mailto:jcp at westernsydney.edu.au>

Kind Regards,

Daniel Carey

On behalf of

The Editorial Collective

Journal of Continental Philosophy

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