Thursday 10th June 14:00-18:00 BST.
Please contact the organiser (H.Maes@kent.ac.uk) for the Zoom link.
Book Symposium on Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, Before Midnight: A Philosophical Exploration, edited by Hans Maes (University of Kent) and Katrien Schaubroeck (University of Antwerp).
The symposium will take place online and will feature contributions by:
Laura di Summa (Assistant Professor of Philosophy, William Paterson University),
Diane Jeske (Professor of Philosophy, Iowa),
Pilar Lopez-Cantero (Assistant Professor, Tilburg),
James MacDowell (Associate Professor in Film & Television Studies, Warwick),
Hans Maes (Senior Lecturer in History and Philosophy of Art, Kent),
Anna Christina Ribeiro (Associate Professor of Philosophy, Texas Tech),
Katrien Schaubroeck (Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, Antwerp),
Marya Schechtman (Professor of Philosophy, Illinois),
Michael Smith (Professor of Philosophy, Princeton),
Murray Smith (Professor of Film, Kent).
About the book
This new book, published by Routledge in their Philosophers on Film series, focuses on Richard Linklater’s celebrated Before trilogy. The trilogy chronicles the love of Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Céline (Julie Delpy) who first meet up in Before Sunrise, later reconnect in Before Sunset and finally experience a fall-out in Before Midnight. Not only do these films present storylines and dilemmas that invite philosophical discussion, but philosophical discussion itself is at the very heart of the trilogy. The book explores the many philosophical themes that feature so vividly in the interactions between Céline and Jesse, including: the nature of love, romanticism and marriage, sex and gender, the passage and experience of time, the meaning of life and death, the art of conversation, the narrative self.