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 back 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 on my work. 

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 will be at Jagiellonian University,  Kraków. I will give two talks, one on narration in fiction and one on the role of imagination in learning.

27-28 September I will speak at a conference on "Visual Authority" at the Institut für Philosophie, Freie Universität Berlin.