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.
FECHA CONGRESO/CONGRESS DATE/DATA CONGRESSO: 15/07/2016
LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: John S. Bailey Library, Upper Level, The American College of Greece (Athens, Greece)
INSCRIPCIÓN/REGISTRATION/REGISTRAZIONE: gratis / free / gratuito
Registration and Opening
9:00–9:30 Welcome Remarks
Patrick Quinn, Dean of the Liberal Arts Department at The American College of Greece
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
14.30-15.30 at the ACG – Art Gallery
Steve Boyland | MYTHOS A Ritual for Improvised Voice