16-19 November I spoke at the American Society for Aesthetics National meeting in New Orleans, in a symposium on adapation (mostly in film) with Eileen JohnDeborah Knight and Tzachi Zamir.

In December I was in Italy, talking to the students of Carola Barbero at University of Turin and, again to philosophers, University of Padua.

In February 2018 I visited the University of Miami to give the Olazabal Lecture in Aesthetics and to take part in an author-meets-critic workshop. Later that month I gave a talk at the conference on Imagination and Fiction at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.

On 8-9 March 2018 I was the guest speaker at the XXIII Conference on Contemporary Philosophy and Methodology of Science at the University of A Coruña. The topic this year is "Science and Cinema: A Bi-directional Relation." I gave two papers: Science fiction, science and truth, and Learning by imagining: Film and the sciences.

On 13 March I gave a talk at the Barnes Philosophical Club, London, on Film and Philosophy. On March 16 I was at Leeds Beckett University for a meeting on Imagination

In late April I joined the Philosophers from the University of Crete at their away-weekend in Garakari in the Amari valley. I gave a talk on empathy; the other guest speaker was Hanoch Ben-Yami.

In the week of 5 June I was at Jagiellonian University,  Kraków. My visit was hosted by linguist Dr Maria Jodłowiec. I gave a talk on  narration in fiction to grad students and presented a paper on learning from imagination at a workshop there. The other speakers were Elżbieta Chrzanowska-Kluczewska (Krakow),  Agnieszka Piskorska (Warsaw), Weronika Sobita (Krakow). Later In June I was at Birkbeck, on a panel discussing  “Pictures and Fiction" with Stacie Friend and Paloma Atencia-Linares.


27-28 September I will speak at a conference ‘Remote Access: The Philosophy, Anthropology, and Archaeology of Remote Visual Conspicuousness’ at the Institut für Philosophie, Freie Universität Berlin. Other speakers include Whitney Davis, Marilynn Johnson, Marion Lauschke, Lambros Malafouris, Sam Rose, Jakub Stejskal, Marilyn Strathern.

In October 2018 I will give talks at Universities of Turin and Milan (more detail to follow).