Philosophy of Film, Without Theory Conference

Thursday 10 January 2019, 8.45AM to --5.35pm 11 Jan.

Speaker(s): Invited: Lucy Bolton (Queen Mary, University of London), Mikel Burley (University of Leeds), Sophie Grace Chappell (Open University), Victor Dura-Vila (University of Leeds), Andrew Klevan (University of Oxford), David Macarthur (University of Sydney), Colin Heber Percy (Screenwriter and priest).

Philosophers of film are increasingly interested in investigating non-, anti- and a-theoretical methodologies in their work. This international conference aims to create new opportunities for dialogue and debate between those philosophers, film scholars, filmmakers and viewers who are interested in  pursuing – or are intrigued by – the idea of philosophy of film without theory. 

Thursday 10 January 2019 from 8.45am to Friday 11 January 5.35pm 


The Conference Fee (which covers lunches and refreshments on both days) is £50 for Full (Waged) Delegates, £30 for Student Delegates. These fees do not include accommodation: delegates are responsible for booking their own accommodation.

Register here:


Conference Co-Directors:

Craig Fox (California University of Pennsylvania)

Britt Harrison (University of York)

The Conference Co-directors are delighted to thank WRoCAH, the AHRC, the BSA, the University of York, and the University of York's Philosophy Department for their generous support.


Location: The conference will take place in the Humanities Research Centre (the Berrick Saul Building) on the University of York main campus (Heslington West). York YO10 5DD, UK

Admission: Conference Registration is open from now until 31 December 2018. Please go to the Registration page of the Conference website, as noted above.