*PANELS AND PRESENTATIONS HELD AT CSI (192 SPADINA AVE.) ON MAY 23 AND TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX ON MAY 24 (350 KING ST. W.)

**EACH PRESENTATION IS 20 MINUTES IN LENGTH

DAY I: MONDAY, MAY 23
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM D, CENTRE FOR SOCIAL INNOVATION, 192 SPADINA AVE.

CONFERENCE CHECK-IN
(8:30am-9:15am)

CONFERENCE INTRODUCTION
(9:15am-9:30am)

PANEL I — THE BEYOND: PHILOSOPHY AT THE LIMITS
(9:30am—11:00am)

Toward Cinematic Generic Intelligence (CGI)
Isiah Medina (Quantity Cinema)

A Time After Language: Cinematic Expression in Rancière and Early Film Theory
Daniel McFadden (University of Toronto)

Speculative Sensibility: Post-Phenomenology and Michael Snow’s La Région centrale
John Landreville (Wayne State University)

Chair: Janine Marchessault (York University)

PANEL II — POLITICS OF AESTHETICS, AESTHETICS OF POLITICS
(11:15am—12:45pm)

Democratic Possibilities and Cinematic Space in Renoir’s Grand Illusion and Pasolini’s The Gospel According to Saint Matthew
Chris Irwin (Humber College)

Formalist Acrobatics of the Kino-Eye: Towards an Ethics of Play
Julia Alekseyeva (Harvard University)

Before Politics: Contradiction in Aesthetic Experience
Brian Price (University of Toronto)

Chair: Tamás Nagypál (York University)

LUNCH BREAK
(12:45pm—2:00pm)

PANEL III — THE APPARATUS: POLITICAL TECHNOLOGIES AND MEDIA ARCHAEOLOGIES
(2:00pm—3:30pm)

Gilbert Simondon and the Psychosocial Reality of Cinema
Philippe Theophanidis (Université de Montréal)

Deconstructing the Apparatus
Meghan Sutherland (University of Toronto)

Destroying the Cinema Machine: Radical Cinema in the 1970s between Film Theory and Film Philosophy
Michael Goddard (University of Salford)

Chair: Scott Birdwise (York University)

PANEL IV — FORM AND FUNCTION: THE ETHICS OF FILM-PHILOSOPHY
(3:45pm—5:30pm)

The Ethical Tramp: Finding Emmanuel Levinas in Charlie Chaplin
Salah Hassanpour (York University)

The Image Wrenched from Oblivion: Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac as an Ethics of Digital Cinema
Adam Pugen (University of Toronto)

What does the Young Girl Want? Breillat’s Filmic Depictions of Female Adolescence as Performative Metaphilosophy
Matthew McLennan (Saint Paul University)

Chair: Reşat Fuat Çam (York University)

DAY II: TUESDAY, MAY 24
LOCATION: GREEN ROOM, TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX, 350 KING ST. W.

PANEL V — BORDER CROSSINGS: MARGINS, METAPHYSICS, MUTISM
(9:00am—10:30am)

Undecidable Utopias: Violence and the Possibility of the Border
Carrie Reese (University of Toronto)

The Sky’s the Unlimited: Jean-Luc Nancy’s Film Ontology and a Postsecular Motif in Recent Cinema
Mark Cauchi (York University)

Folds to Black and White in Minor Cinema: A Deleuzian Approach
Tanya Shilina-Conte (SUNY at Buffalo)

Chair: Sara Swain (York University)

PANEL VI — ALIENS AND OTHER THINGS: VIRTUALITY, CONTROL, DECAY
(10:45am—12:15pm)

Thinking Digital Cinema Through Deleuze’s Spinoza: Notes Towards an Exploration
Terrance H. McDonald (Brock University)

Imagining a Form of Life in the Coils of the Serpent
Scott Birdwise (York University)

Towards an Alien Phenomenology of Cinema
Matthew Stoddard (University of Toronto)

Chair: Genne Speers (York University)

LUNCH BREAK
(12:30pm — 1:30pm)

MASTERCLASS WITH SLAVOJ ZIZEK
(1:30pm—3:00pm)

SPECIAL EVENT: ON STAGE WITH SLAVOJ ZIZEK
LOCATION: TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX
(8:00pm)

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