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WMA Graduate Research Seminar, 2023/2024

Research seminar run in conjunction with the WMA Research Centre and open to all philosophy postgraduate students.
If you would like to receive email notifications about the seminar, please email h dot lerman at warwick dot ac dot uk
In Summer Term the seminar will take place on Wednesdays, weeks 4-7 and 9, at 14:00-16:00, in room S1.39.

In preparation for MindGrad we will dedicate the first 3 sessions to 3 papers by Matt Soteriou and the following 2 session to background reading for Lea Salje's talk.

Week 4: Matt Soteriou, ‘Determining the Future’ [pdf]

Week 5: Matt Soteriou, ‘The past made present: Mental time travel in episodic recollection’ [pdf]

Week 6: Matt Soteriou, ‘Waking Up and Being Conscious' [link]

Week 7: Eli Alshanetsky, Articulating a Thought, Introduction [link] and Chapter 2 'A Puzzle' [link]

Week 9: Alex Byrne, 'Knowing that I'm thinking' [link]


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Fri 18 Nov, '22
CRPLA Workshop: In Celebration of Marcel Proust

Talks by Peter Boxall, Joshua Landy, Patrick Bray and Jeremiah Tillman.

Tue 22 Nov, '22
CRPLA - Mead Gallery Roundtable on Radical Landscapes

Roundtable discussion of the Radical Landscapes Exhibition at the Mead Gallery (opens 7 October). Commentators: David Bather Woods, Diarmuid Costello, Chris Earley, Nadine Elzein, Nick Lawrence, Danielle Stewart

Tue 6 Dec, '22
CRPLA Seminar: Antonia Hofstätter (Warwick) – 'Falling Stars, Dying Planets, and the Limits of Natural Beauty: Reflections on Adorno’s Aesthetics in the Age of the Anthropocene'
A0.23 (Soc Sci) and on Teams
Tue 17 Jan, '23
CRPLA & WMA Seminar: Paul Smith (Warwick History of Art) - Cezanne, perception, autism: (not) putting the pieces together; Comments by Naomi Eilan (Philosophy)
A0.23 (Soc Sci)
Tue 31 Jan, '23
CRPLA Seminar: Catherine Wheatley (KCL), 'Green means go. A brief cultural history of the green light'
A0.23 (Soc Sci)
Tue 7 Feb, '23
CANCELLED: Art Inspires Philosophy

Talks from Professor Eileen John and Dr Claire Anscomb. Drinks and nibbles!

Mon 20 Feb, '23
MAP Film Screening: The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (dir. David France, 2017)

Documentary on gay and transgender rights activists Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera. Further info: wiki page and IMDB page.

Thu 9 Mar, '23
MAP/BVN Films You've Never Seen Series - Farha
A0.23 (Soc Sci)
Tue 14 Mar, '23
CRPLA Seminar: Michael Gardiner (Warwick ECLS) - 'Tanizaki Jun'ichirō, Kyoto, and the Transparency Society'
A0.23 (Soc Sci)
Wed 3 May, '23
CANCELLED: German Studies/CRPLA Research Seminar with Lydia Goehr

Organisers: Antonia Hofstätter and Christine Achinger (German Studies/Modern Languages)

Wed 21 Jun, '23
On Bad Art - CRPLA Panel Online

Presenters: Mélissa Thériault (Université du Québec á Trois Rivières), Matthew Strohl (University of Montana), and Celia Coll (University of Hertfordshire)

Mon 3 Jul, '23
Art in Art - CRPLA talks and party

Join us for an end-of-year CRPLA party, with short talks on the phenomenon of artworks showing up in other artworks.


Michael Bell on D. H. Lawrence, Thomas Mann, and Schubert

Diarmuid Costello on Cildo Meireles' Insertions in Ideological Systems: Coca Cola Project

Eileen John on Marc Chagall's I and the Village in Alice Munro's 'Soon'

Nick Lawrence on Roberto Bolaño's "Days of 1978"

Helmut Schmitz on Annie Leibowitz’ photo of John Lennon & Yoko Ono in Ulrich Woelk’s novel Liebespaare (Couples)

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Tue 24 Oct, '23
Philosophy Encounters Theology Reading Group

W4 - First use of the term (excerpts)

Plato - Republic, Aristotle - Metaphysics, Cicero - De natura Deorum, Augustine - De Civitate Dei (on Varro)

Please get in touch with Benedikt ( to register your interest, or rock up at the designated time if you feel like joining fellow-minded seekers of wisdom to break (intellectual) bread with.