PhD Positions (5) – Department of Philosophy (CfA, Uppsala University, 8 April 2016)

Uppsala University is an international research university focused on the development of science and education. The Department of Philosophy is internationally renowned, and with great diversity within philosophy. The following positions are currently open in the Department of Philosophy: PhD position in Aesthetics PhD position in Philosophy with specialisation in Theoretical Philosophy PhD position in Read the full article…

Mood – Aesthetic, Psychological and Philosophical Perspectives Conference (CfP, University of Warwick, 6-7 May 2016)

Mood – An Interdisciplinary Two-day Conference at the University of Warwick Keynote speakers: Prof Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht (Comparative Literature, Stanford University) Author of Atmosphere, Mood, Stimmung: On a Hidden Potential of Literature (2012), Production of Presence: What Meaning Cannot Convey (2004) and After 1945 – Latency as Origin of the Present (2013). Prof Giovanna Colombetti (Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology, University of Exeter) Author of The Read the full article…

The Default Mode Network in Aesthetics & Creativity (Neuroscience Symposium, New York City, 6–7 February 2014)

  Thursday–Friday, February 6–7, 2014 The Default Mode Network in Aesthetics and Creativity: Neuroscience Symposium The Italian Academy, Columbia University Free and open to the public. Space is limited; please reserve seats Keynote speech by Marcus Raichle (Washington U. School of Medicine). With Randy Buckner (Harvard), Felicity Callard (Durham U.), Maurizio Corbetta (Washington U. School of Medicine), Rex Jung (U. of New Mexico), Bill Kelley (Dartmouth), Daniel Margulies (Max Planck Institute, Read the full article…

The Rage of Caliban: Missing Bodies in Modernist Aesthetics – Michael Davidson (Leeds Centre for Medical Humanities Lecture, 7 November 2013)

Michael Davidson (University of California, San Diego) ‘The Rage of Caliban: Missing Bodies in Modernist Aesthetics’ Thursday 7 November, 5-6pm Leeds Centre for Medical Humanities Basement, School of English, Cavendish Road, University of Leeds. Abstract: Classical aesthetics depends on an ideal of autonomy that removes the body from judgments of taste in the interests of Read the full article…

Disability & Visual Culture (CFP, Special Issue, Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies)

Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies – Special Issue Call for Papers: Disability and Visual Culture Guest Editors: Dr Alice Hall (University of York) and Professor Tobin Siebers (University of Michigan) In the last two decades, there has been an unprecedented explosion in visual culture. If we live in the ‘age of the image’, Read the full article…

Wonder Reading Group (Friday 30 November, Durham)

You are warmly invited to the third meeting of the Wonder Reading Group: Chapters Tearooms 16-17 Elvet Bridge, Durham Friday November 30 2012 15:30-17:30 We will explore chapter 2 of Philip Fishers’s Wonder, The Rainbow and the Aesthetics of Rare Experiences entitled “The Rainbow and Cartesian Wonder” For more information please download the Wonder Reading Group Read the full article…

Nineteenth-Century Aetiologies, Exoticism, and Multimodal Aesthetics (CfP, Conference, University of Liverpool, 2-4 April 2013)

Nineteenth-Century Aetiologies, Exoticism, and Multimodal Aesthetics University of Liverpool, 2-4 April 2013 The encounter with the other always means the encounter with the unknown. The unknown can be easily misperceived. Langeveld, 1966 There is a primary understanding of nineteenth-century modes of impression, expression, and interpretation that predispose positive human connection as opposed to the psychology Read the full article…

Wonder, the Rainbow, and the Aesthetics of Rare Experiences (Wonder Reading Group, Second Meeting, 12 October)

After a successful first meeting the Wonder Reading Group is gearing up for meeting 2. This time we explore the aesthetic dimension of wonder as we engage with the first chapter of:Philip Fisher’s Wonder, the Rainbow, and the Aesthetics of Rare Experiences Venue: Chapters Tearooms, 16-17 Elvet Bridge,Durham Date/time: Friday 12th of October 2012 from Read the full article…