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Philosophy of the Essay Film

Panel, Sat, Jan 17, 2015 with Christa Blümlinger, Gertrud Koch, Esther Leslie; Moderation: Stewart Martin

What is an essay film or an installation essay? Though their formal elements have existed since the early years of film, it is only recently that these terms have come to function as generic labels with certain aesthetic and conceptual stances: poetically wrought language, self-reflexion, a sustained rumination on one issue, and movement across disciplinary confines. What can essay films and installation essays communicate to, and about, philosophy?

Panel with Christa Blümlinger (Film Studies, Université Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint-Denis), Gertrud Koch (Cinema Studies, Freie Universität Berlin), Esther Leslie (Radical Philosophy & Humanities, Birkbeck, University of London); Moderation: Stewart Martin (Radical Philosophy & Visual Culture, Middlesex University, London)