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Gilles Deleuze and the Moving Images

Cinema: Journal of Philosophy and the Moving Image (cjpmi.ifl.pt) invites submissions for its issue on: Gilles Deleuze and the Moving Images.

Thirty years after their publication, Gilles Deleuze’s Cinema 1: The Movement-Image (1983) and Cinema 2: The Time-Image (1985) remain seminal works in the philosophy of cinema. Deleuze’s cinephilia was always closely connected with his philosophy. In the 80’s, his philosophical project included an elaboration of a philosophy-cinema. His thought on cinema occupies the centre of contemporary debates on film and moving images, and informs central debates in meta-philosophy as well. While much current research within film studies is interdisciplinarily-informed, cinema’s relevance for philosophy has been largely ignored. In what sense is Deleuze’s Cinema work important to philosophy? The aim is to find alternatives to this circumscribed debate by opening it into the philosophical field, through dialoguing with Difference and Repetition (1968), The Logic of Sense (1969), or with Deleuze’s work with Félix Guattari. Other important philosophers with whom we may dialogue include Plato, Hume, Kant, Bergson, Husserl, Heidegger, amongst others.

For this issue, the editors intend to bring together original essays that explore philosophically the moving image(s) and its relationships with metacinema and metaphilosophy. They seek, in particular, to analyze the link between moving images and other kinds of images (as in painting, photography, new media, etc.). The aim is to encourage the metaphilosophical debate on these themes with a scrutiny on the direct and indirect interferences between both Philosophy and Film, and Philosophy and Non-philosophy.

The submission deadline is 15 May, 2014 (for 500-word abstracts). Prospective authors should submit a short CV along with the abstract. A selection of authors will be invited to submit full papers according to the journal guidelines. Acceptance of the abstract does not guarantee publication, since all papers will be subject to double blind peer-review. Submissions are accepted in Portuguese and English (and in French and Spanish, but only from native speakers of these languages).

Cinema also invites submissions to its special sections: interviews, conference reports, and book reviews. Please consult http://cjpmi.ifl.pt/ for further details.

Feel free to contact the editor for this issue, Susana Viegas (susanarainhoviegas@gmail.com).

On general queries, please contact Patrícia Castello Branco or Sérgio Dias Branco (cjpmi@fcsh.unl.pt).