Sarah Churchwell/ Robert Hanks / Catherine Wheatley

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Marking the death of Stanley Cavell, we explore the philosophy of film in general, and the rom-com in particular. Can we take philosophical lessons from film? From Bringing up Baby and Roman Holiday to My Big Fat Greek Wedding and Love Actually, what makes a film a rom-com, and can this genre teach us anything about the ethics of relationships?

Sarah Churchwell, Chair of Public Understanding of the Humanities & Professorial Fellow in American Literature, School of Advanced Study, University of London
Robert Hanks, Journalist and critic
Catherine Wheatley, Senior Lecturer in Film Studies, KCL

Shahidha Bari, Fellow, Forum for Philosophy & Professor of Fashion Cultures, UAL


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