Call For Papers: CFP Joint Panel on Phenomenology and Art

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 11:00am to Friday, January 3, 2020 - 12:00pm


Society for Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture (EPTC)

— joint session with the Canadian Society for Aesthetics (CSA) ―

The 2020 meetings of the Society for Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture, and the Canadian Society for Aesthetics, will both be held during the annual Congress of the Canadian Federation for the Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, from May 3 - June 5.

This joint panel session will explore the intersection and overlap of phenomenology, philosophical aesthetics from various traditions, and/or arts practices.

More details are included in the PDF attached above.


Call For Papers: Film-Philosophy Conference

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 12:45pm to Friday, January 31, 2020 - 12:00am


6-8 July 2020

At OCAD University, Toronto

Co-Hosted by OCAD University, Ryerson University, and York University

KEYNOTES: Kara Keeling (University of Chicago) and Brian Price (University of Toronto), with two more to be announced

We invite proposals for presentations on any subject related to film, media and philosophy for the Film-Philosophy Conference 2020 to be held at OCAD University and the TIFF-Bell Lightbox in Toronto. There is no overall theme or specialized topics for the conference. We will instead use a “track” system that provides a number of broad headings to which a presenter may wish to attach their submission. There is, of course, an Open track if you feel that your paper does not fit within any of the other tracks.The tracks for 2020 are (in alphabetic order):

  • Affect and Emotion
  • Aesthetics
  • The Animal and the Non-Human
  • Canadian Cinema
  • Documentary and Essay Films
  • Ecology
  • Emergent Film-Philosophies
  • Ethics
  • Existentialism
  • Expanded Cinema, Film Installation, Video Art
  • Film and Critical Race Theory
  • Film-Philosophy Canon
  • Film-Philosophy Pedagogy
  • Gender and Feminism
  • Indigeneity and Fourth Cinema
  • New Materialism and Object-Oriented Ontology
  • New Media and Technologies
  • Open
  • Phenomenology
  • Political Film-Philosophy
  • Queer approaches to Film-Philosophy
  • Realism
  • Religion, Secularism, Postsecularism
  • Workshops

We are only accepting individual proposals for presentations of 20 minutes.

We do not accept group proposals, except for Workshops. We are open to workshops that have alternative and innovative formats that provoke discussion and debate. If you have any ideas for a workshop - in format or content - please contact one of the conference directors before submitting an official abstract via the website.

We invite 300-word abstract proposals to be submitted by 31 January 2020. All abstracts will be considered by at least two members of the conference committee and decisions will be announced in March 2020.

Click here to submit a proposal for the 2020 Film-Philosophy Conference.

Please direct all enquiries regarding the conference to the conference e-mail:

Individual conference organizers may be reached at:

John Caruana (

Mark Cauchi (  

Selmin Kara (