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Plotinus and Film Studies: A One-Day Symposium - 15/07/2016, Athens (Greece)


The symposium revolves around the publication of the forthcoming book Plotinus and the Moving Image: Neoplatonism and Film Studies (Brill 2017), edited by Thorsten Botz-Bornstein and Giannis Stamatellos, and contains essays by international scholars. The contributors to the book as well as other experts associated with the project will animate the symposium. The main topic is whether Neoplatonic philosophy can be used for film studies by considering concepts such as contemplation, image, grace, time, human freedom, and the self.




LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: John S. Bailey Library, Upper Level, The American College of Greece (Athens, Greece)



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Registration and Opening

9:00–9:30 Welcome Remarks

Patrick Quinn, Dean of the Liberal Arts Department at The American College of Greece


Paper Presentations

9:30–10:00 Thorsten Botz-Bornstein “Cut Away Excess and Straighten the Crooked:” The Simplicity of Contemplative Cinema in the Light of Plotinus’ Philosophy  

10:00–10:30 Tony Partridge Is the Universe a Work of Art that We Can Perceive in a Film?

10:30–11:00 Coffee Break

11:00–12:00 Giannis Stamatellos Beyond the Moving Images: A Plotinian Reading of The Truman Show  

12:00–12:30 Panayiota Vassilopoulou Images of a Moving Self: Plotinus and Bruce Nauman

12:30–13:00 Discussion

13:00–14:00 Refreshments


Art Performance

14.30-15.30 at the ACG – Art Gallery

​Steve Boyland | MYTHOS A Ritual for Improvised Voice




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