Philosophy of Film Without Theory Conference

Thursday 10 January 2019, 9.00AM6.00pm 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.


Film Screening – Wednesday January 9th, 2019

A public film screening and post-film discussion takes place on the evening of Wednesday, 9th January, at the University of York.


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 and the University of York 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: The Conference Registration will open in Autumn 2018. 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.