Graduate Conference at University of Warwick: 'Thinking Art' - Thursday 3 May 2018 - Call for Extended Abstracts by 26 March 2018
Postgraduate students are invited to present a 30-minute talk on any subject which responds to the field of Philosophy and the Arts. Postgraduate students working in Philosophy and in arts-related fields such as Literature and Modern and Ancient Languages; History of Art, Film and Television Studies, and Music are all encouraged to submit an abstract and to attend the conference. Prior study of philosophy is not essential, provided that the talk incorporates some philosophical content. Especially welcome are submissions from members of under-represented groups in philosophy. Interested parties should submit an abstract of 1000-1200 words (and further queries) to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 26 March 2018. The Student Committee will review the abstracts and select four of them, based on criteria including quality, clarity and originality of thought, with the aim of achieving a diverse representation of topics. Submissions should include name, department and e-mail address for further contact. Successful contributors will be notified on or by Monday 9 April 2018.
Topics may include, but are not limited to:
The philosophical study of works of art (aesthetics)
Responses to the reception of the work of a particular philosopher/philosophy in a given artistic field
Art and politics or ethics; the broader social dimensions of art; the role of art in Education
New or neglected fields/genres of art or art theory, and how philosophy can engage with them
Art and the limites of academic philosophy; the role of the emotions.