Cinema 9


The latest issue of Cinema: Journal of Philosophy and the Moving Image on Islam and images, edited by Patrícia Silveirinha Castello Branco, my colleague at IFILNOVA, and me with Saeed Zeydabadi-Nejad (SOAS University of London), has finally been published, dated December 2017. The contents may be consulted, read, and downloaded here:

“Editorial: (Re)Thinking Islamic Imagery”, Patrícia Silveirinha Castello Branco, Saeed Zeydabadi-Nejad, and Sérgio Dias Branco


“The Role of Images in al-Fārābī’s Political Thought”, Sarah Virgi (SOAS University of London)

“An Unexpected Imagery: The Heart’s Vision and Other Synesthetic Functions of the Dhikr into the Islamic Tradition”, Dario Tomasello (University of Messina)

“Calligraphic Animation as Visual Music: A Genealogy of Islamic Synchronization of Sight and Sound”, M. Javad Khajavi (Volda University College)

“Seeing the Unseen: The Invisible Worlds of Jafar Panahi’s Cinema”, Mani Saravanan (Nanyang Technological University)

“The Foil and the Quicksand: The Image of the ‘Veil’ and the Failure of Abjection in Iranian Diasporic Horror”, Shrabani Basu (Adamas University)

“Post-Cinematic (Mis-)Representation of Islam”, Taida Kusturica (Academy of Fine Arts Vienna)


Hanan al Cinema: An Interview with Laura U. Marks”, by Stefanie Baumann (IFILNOVA) and Susana Nascimento Duarte (School of Arts and Design at Caldas da Rainha/IFILNOVA)


“Psychoanalytic Film Theory and The Rules of the Game”, Anthony J. Ballas (University of Colorado Denver)

“The Philosophy of Documentary Film: Image, Sound, Fiction”, Stefanie Baumann (IFILNOVA)

“Surviving Images: Cinema, War, and Cultural Memory in the Middle East”, AnaMary Bilbao (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)

“Doing Time: Temporality, Hermeneutics, and Contemporary Cinema”, Feroz Hassan (University of Michigan)

“Hanan al-Cinema: Affections for the Moving Image”, Susana Mouzinho (IFILNOVA)

“The Body and The Screen: Female Subjectivities in Contemporary Women’s Cinema”, Zorianna Zurba

“Deleuze, Japanese Cinema, and the Atom Bomb: The Spectre of Impossibility”, Wayne E. Arnold (The University of Kitakyushu)

“The Philosophy of Spike Lee”, Aspen Taylor Johnson (Metropolitan State University of Denver)

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