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  • Contributors

Mathew Abbott is Lecturer in Philosophy at Federation University Australia. Drawing on modern European philosophy, post-Wittgensteinian thought, and critical theory, his research is concerned with intersections of aesthetics and politics. He is the author of Abbas Kiarostami and Film-Philosophy (2016) and The Figure of This World: Agamben and the Question of Political Ontology (2014), both published by Edinburgh University Press.

Damian Cox teaches philosophy, ethics and film at Bond University, Australia. He is coauthor of Integrity and the Fragile Self (Ashgate, 2003) and Thinking Through Film (Blackwell, 2011).

Lisabeth During teaches philosophy, gender theory, and aesthetics at the Pratt Institute of Art and Design. Her forthcoming book is called The Chastity Plot: Studies in an Ascetic Ideal. She remains loyal to realism in the cinema and the writings of André Bazin despite a fondness for surrealism, Dada, and German Expressionism.

Gregory Flaxman is Associate Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill. He is author of Gilles Deleuze and the Fabulation of Philosophy (Minnesota, 2011) and editor of The Brain Is the Screen (Minnesota, 2010). With Robert Sinnerbrink and Lisa Trahair, he is coauthor of a book on cinematic thinking forthcoming in 2017.

David H. Fleming is Assistant Professor in Film and Media at the University of Nottingham on their Ningbo campus in China. He is the author of Unbecoming Cinema: Unsettling encounters with ethical event films (Intellect Books, 2017) and has published in international journals including Film-Philosophy, Deleuze Studies, The Fibreculture Journal, Journal of Urban Cultural Studies, and edited collections such as Deleuze and Film (Edinburgh University Press, 2012).

Christopher Falzon is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Newcastle, Australia. He is the author of Foucault and Social Dialogue (Psychology Press, 1998) and Philosophy Goes to the Movies (Routledge, 3rd ed. 2015). He is also co-editor of Foucault and Philosophy (Blackwell, 2010) and A Companion to Foucault (Blackwell, 2013). [End Page 190]

Angelos Koutsourakis is a University Academic Fellow in World Cinema at the University of Leeds. He is the author of Politics as Form in Lars von Trier (Bloomsbury, 2013) and the co-editor of The Cinema of Theo Angelopoulos (Edinburgh University Press, 2015).

David Macarthur is an Associate Professor in the Philosophy Department at the University of Sydney. He has co-edited three collections of papers with Mario De Caro (Roma Tré): Naturalism in Question (Harvard, 2004), Naturalism and Normativity (Columbia, 2010), and Philosophy in an Age of Science: Physics, Mathematics and Skepticism (Harvard, 2012), and is currently editing Hilary & Ruth-Anna Putnam’s Pragmatism as a Way of Life: On the Lasting Legacy of James and Dewey (Harvard, 2017).

James Phillips is Associate Professor in Philosophy at the University of New South Wales. He is the author of Heidegger’s Volk: Between National Socialism and Poetry (Stanford, 2005) and The Equivocation of Reason: Kleist Reading Kant (Stanford, 2007) and the editor of Cinematic Thinking (Stanford, 2008).

Robert Sinnerbrink is Australian Research Council Future Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Macquarie University, Sydney. He is the author of Cinematic Ethics: Exploring Ethical Experience through Film (Routledge, 2016), New Philosophies of Film: Thinking Images (Continuum, 2011), Understanding Hegelianism (Acumen, 2007), co-editor of Critique Today (Brill, 2006), and is a member of the editorial board of the journal Film-Philosophy. He has published articles in journals such as Angelaki, Film-Philosophy, Necsus: European Journal of Media Studies, Screen, and Screening the Past. He is currently coauthoring a book (with Lisa Trahair and Gregory Flaxman) entitled Understanding Cinematic Thinking (Edinburgh University Press, 2017).

Lisa Trahair is Senior Lecturer in the School of the Arts and Media at the University of New South Wales. She is author of The Comedy of Philosophy: Sense and Nonsense in Early Cinematic Slapstick (SUNY, 2007) and is currently working on a monograph entitled Understanding Cinematic Thinking with Gregory Flaxman and Robert Sinnerbrink (Edinburgh University Press, 2017). She is co-editor, with Lisabeth During and Robert Sinnerbrink respectively, of special issues of Angelaki: Journal for the Theoretical Humanities and Screening the Past, devoted to belief in cinema and cinematic thinking before Deleuze. [End Page 191]


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