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Film and Philosophy


SPSCVA & Film and Philosophy Online Workshop

  • June 14, 2024

The Society for the Philosophic Study of the Contemporary Visual Arts (SPSCVA) and Film and Philosophy are sponsoring an online workshop to take place on June 14th, 2024. We are open to submissions from scholars outside of philosophy to promote interdisciplinary discussion. We also strongly encourage submissions from women and minorities and from junior and new members of the SPSCVA.

Interested participants are invited to submit detailed abstracts (500 to 800 words) for individual presentations as well as panel proposal. We encourage participants to focus on current topics of interest such as, but not limited to:

  • The representation of race in film
  • Film and Artificial Intelligence
  • Online streaming VS in-person screening
  • Animation
  • The relationship between film criticism and philosophy
  • Contemporary directors
  • TV series

Proposals should be prepared for blind review and submitted no later than April 10th. All submissions should be sent to [email protected].

Accepted authors will be notified by May 1st and will be asked to provide a finalized copy of their paper by May 20th. Papers will be presented and discussed in a pre-read workshop format:

  • Participants will commit to read all accepted papers prior to the workshop
  • The author will have 10 minutes to introduce the paper; the introduction will be followed by brief comments by an assigned commentator; the remaining portion of the session will be dedicated to Q&A

Interested commentators, chairs, and tech chairs should reach out to co-Chairs Laura T. Di Summa at [email protected] and John Dyck at [email protected].

While we cannot guarantee acceptance, selected papers will be considered for publication in Film and Philosophy.


Film and Philosophy
Volume 29, 2024

Deadline: July 1, 2024

Film and Philosophy publishes articles and reviews about film from a philosophical perspective. It is sponsored by the Society for the Philosophic Study of the Contemporary Visual Arts.


The journal welcomes original submissions from every philosophical perspective on topics related to film. The journal will consider articles from graduate students and encourages submissions from women and minorities to reflect the diversity of our community. Manuscripts should be 5000-7500 words (plus end notes) in length. They should be submitted in Word format, follow Chicago Manual style guidelines, and be prepared for anonymous peer-review. A complete submission includes an abstract (150 words) and a bibliography of sources. Submitted manuscripts should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Please include a current postal address, institutional affiliation, and email address in a separate document. All submissions and editorial correspondence should be sent to [email protected].

Book Review

Film and Philosophy accepts timely reviews of books about film, film and philosophy, film criticism, and the film industry. Book reviews should be approximately 2000 to 3000 words in length.

Film Reviews and Criticism

Film and Philosophy also accepts reviews of recent films as well as short pieces of criticism. Film reviews should be approximately 2000 to 3000 words in length.

If you have questions about submissions please contact our editor, Laura T. Di Summa at [email protected] or [email protected].