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Engaging Art Philosophically

Postgraduate Workshop Celebrating the Launch of the MA in Philosophy and the Arts

12 May 2017

Organised by the 2016-17 Philosophy and the Arts MA Student Committee
Location: B2.02 – Science Concourse, University of Warwick Main Campus

Session 1: Self-representation and presentation of others in the arts
12:00 pm: Nadia Mehdi (Sheffield): The (Mis)Representation of Others
12:30 pm: Alex Underwood (Warwick): Poetic Freedom: a Reading of La Conscienza di Zeno

Break for lunch: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Session 2: Moral/Ethical Consideration of the Arts
2:00 pm: Christopher Ivins (Warwick): 'A Complex Vision of Things': Normativity and Freedom in the Novel
2:30 pm: Charlotte Figueroa (Oxford): The Moral Permissibility of Objectification in Art

Break for coffee: 3:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Session 3: Philosophical Consideration of Spatial Arts
3:15 pm: Lucy Elvis (NUI Galway): Decoration Rehoused. Architecture, Ornamentation and the Inversion of Aesthetic Order. Gadamer on Architecture
3:45 pm: Johannes Niederhauser (Warwick): Heidegger and Chillida On the Spatiality of Art

Break for coffee: 4:15 pm – 4:30 pm

Keynote Lecture: 4.30 pm
Professor Francis Wolff (École Normale Supérieure, Paris)
What Is Music?

Wine reception: 5:45 pm – 6:15 pm

There is no conference fee, but please register with Eileen John by Monday 8 May ( Let her know if you would like to join the speakers and organisers for dinner (£10.25 cost).

Sponsored by Warwick’s Centre for Research in Philosophy, Literature and the Arts, Department of Philosophy, and Humanities Research Centre

See the call for abstracts.

Transport information and campus maps here

(Note: on the interactive campus map, you can search directly using the room number: B2.02.)