Conference website: https://philevents.org/event/show/98877
Organizer: Zed Adams (New School for Social Research)
Paul Kottman (New School for Social Research)
Gregg Horowitz (Pratt Institute)
Francey Russell (Columbia University)
Responses by Robert Pippin
Hosted by the Philosophy Department at the New School for Social Research
Date: Friday, April 29th
Location: Theresa Lang Community and Student Center (Rm. I202), 55 West 13th Street
This symposium is open to the public. To attend, you must first check in at the New School’s Welcome Center at 72 5th Avenue. All visitors must be fully vaccinated and boosted and present proof of vaccination to the Welcome Center staff. Please arrive early, as checking in will take some time. Visitors must wear a mask in all university buildings and indoor spaces for the duration of their visit.
Over the past ten years, Robert Pippin has published a series of books on film that combine detailed readings of specific films and filmmakers with broader reflections on the philosophical significance of cinema. In this afternoon symposium, we will discuss these writings of Pippin’s on film, with a specific focus on his recent book, Filmed Thought: Cinema as Reflective Form (Chicago 2020). Pippin will be present to respond to the comments and participate in the discussion.
To prepare for the symposium, please read chapters one, two, three, and ten of Pippin’s Filmed Thought and watch Rear Window (Hitchcock, 1954), Talk to Her (Almodóvar, 2002), and The Kid with a Bike (Dardenne Brothers, 2011).
2:30pm: Zed Adams (New School for Social Research): Introduction
2:35pm: Paul Kottman (New School for Social Research): “A Race of Peeping Toms”
2:55pm: Response by Robert Pippin and Discussion
3:30pm: Gregg Horowitz (Pratt Institute): “‘Is what you want something you can discuss?’: Knowing, and not, in Rear Window”
3:50pm: Response by Robert Pippin and Discussion
4:25pm: Francey Russell (Columbia University): “Illuminations: On Dreams, Desire, and Cinematic Self-Consciousness”
4:45pm: Response by Robert Pippin and Discussion