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50 Minute Lecture: Dean Kowalski, “Joss Whedon: Filmic Philosopher"

Location: 
Commons 101
Cost: 
FREE
Contact: 
Lecture and Fine Arts Committee / Festival of Books, wakfoundation@uwc.edu
Dates: 
Thu, Nov 1, 2018, 12:00 pm to 12:50 pm
Description 

Dean Kowalski, Professor of Philosophy, UW-Milwaukee at Waukesha Campus

Joss Whedon: Filmic Philosopher"

It is well-known that the fictive creations of Joss Whedon—collectively known as the “Whedonverse”—explore philosophical issues. In his latest book, Joss Whedon as Philosopher, Dean Kowalski argues that the Whedonverse is not merely philosophical, but can be considered philosophy in action. Kowalski presents his case by using examples from "Buffy", "Angel", "Firefly", "Dollhouse", and "Cabin in the Woods". He will share some of them during his “Visions and Expressions” presentation in the hope of substantiating his thesis that Whedon is among those rare filmmakers who engage the philosophical process, and thereby do philosophy via their artistry.

(Presented in collaboration with the Southeast WI Festival of Books)