Animal Encounters: Performance, Animality and Posthumanism
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TaPRA Theatre Performance and Philosophy Interim Event 2014 One-day international conference event organised by Roehampton University and TaPRA Theatre, Performance & Philosophy Group in association with the University of East London (Centre of Performing Arts Development) Date: Saturday 31 May … Read More

Acinemas: Aesthetics and Film in the Philosophy of Jean-François Lyotard
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University of Dundee 7-8 May 2014 This international conference brings together academics from the UK, France, Belgium, Korea, Australia and the US to discuss Jean-François Lyotard’s aesthetics and philosophy of film. It responds to the recent publication in bilingual versions … Read More

While We’re Waiting for Kick Off: The Aesthetics of Football
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Thursday 19 June, 2014 9am-4.15pm The Lupino Screening Room, University of Kent, Canterbury Programme 09.00-10.00: Graham McFee, University of Brighton/California State University, Fullerton — The Not-So-Beautiful Game 10.00-10.15: Coffee 10.15-11.15: Steffen Borge, Norwegian University of Science and Technology — This … Read More

Animated Objects in Make-Believe
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X-Phi Aesthetics Workshop Series Thursday, 15 May 2014, 1:30pm An especially curious subset of prop-oriented make-believe involves animating, or pretending to give agency to, objects in service of narratives. We see this with children who play with their dolls. We … Read More

Aesthetics as Philosophy of Perception Talk Series
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Centre for Philosophical Psychology, University of Antwerp When: May 8, 4-6pm Where: Annexe, Building R, Stadcampus, Antwerp Who: Dom Lopes (University of British Columbia) What: In the Eye of the Beholder. Beauty is eyeballed: aesthetic values and properties are principally … Read More

British Society of Aesthetics Cambridge Lecture Series
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The final lecture in the series will be by Professor Jerrold Levinson, of the University of Maryland. His talk is entitled: ‘Ain’t that a Shame: Shame in General, and Shame in Music.’ Date: 1 May, 2014. Venue: Seminar Room, 1 … Read More

University College, Dublin: MA programmes
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Spaces are still available for some of the various MA philosophy and interdisciplinary programmes on offer at University College Dublin. The School has a vibrant MA programme with approximately 25 MA students every year, with a range of extra-curricular events … Read More

Critical Theory Beyond Negativity: the Ethics, Politics and Aesthetics of Affirmation
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18-22 August, 2014 Course Director: Professor Rosi Braidotti The intensive course “Critical Theory Beyond Negativity: the Ethics, Politics and Aesthetics of Affirmation” explores critical theory in the Continental philosophy tradition, with special reference to the work of Gilles Deleuze, Luce Irigaray, … Read More

Visual Learning
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Budapest, November 14-15, 2014 Visual Learning Lab, Department of Technical Education, Budapest University of Technology and Economics http://vll.mpt.bme.hu  Speakers will include:  Petra Aczel (Budapest) James E. Katz (Boston) Zoltan Kovecses (Budapest/Heidelberg) Dieter Mersch (Zurich) Philipp Stoellger (Rostock), opening plenary talk  … Read More

Gregory Currie (University of York):
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Literature and Knowledge Dans le cadre du séminaire de Pascal Engel Littérature et connaissance. Mercredis 30 avril et 7 mai de 13h à 15h à l’EHESS, salle 5, 105 bd Raspail 75006 Paris. Fiction and emotion Dans le cadre du … Read More

Macquarie University PhD Scholarships
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MQRES PhD Scholarships (Arts): Philosophy* Project: Cinematic Ethics: Exploring Ethical Experience through Film Closing Date (extended): 30 April, 2014 Reference Numbers: 2014093 2014094 Two full-time Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarships (MQRES) are available for suitably qualified prospective PhD candidates in … Read More

AHRC PhD Studentship in Everyday Participation and Cultural Value in Glasgow
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The School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester and Glasgow Life are pleased to invite applications from outstanding postgraduates for an AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award PhD studentship to commence October 2014. This studentship will pay full-time University tuition … Read More

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