THE BRITISH SOCIETY OF AESTHETICS ANNUAL CONFERENCE

The British Society of Aesthetics Annual Conference
21-23 September 2018, St Anne’s College, Oxford

 
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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Sally Haslanger (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), ‘Cultural “Logics” and Sites of Resistance’
Carolyn Korsmeyer (University at Buffalo), ‘A Tour of the Senses’
Clio Barnard (University of Kent & filmmaker: The Arbor (2010), The Selfish Giant (2013), Dark River (2017)) will present the William Empson Lecture

INVITED SYMPOSIUM
Creativity in Art
Berys Gaut (St Andrews), ‘Radical Artistic Creativity’
Alison Hills (Oxford), ‘Creativity: Virtue or Vice?’
Eileen John (Warwick), ‘Similes, Analogies and Creative Thought’

SYMPOSIA
Non-Visual Aspects Of Our Engagements With Theatre
Bence Nanay (Antwerp / Cambridge), ‘Multimodal Mental Imagery in the Theatre’
Lynne Kendrick (London), ‘Theatre Aurality: the Possibilities of Sound in the Dark’
David Roesner (Munich), ‘Sound Decisions: What Theatre Musicians Consider to “Sound Good”’

On Narrative Immersion
Paloma Atencia Linares & Miguel Ángel Sebastián (UNAM), ‘On being ‘Transported’ or ‘Immersed’ in a Narrative: propositional attitudes and attention’
Stacie Friend (Birkbeck), ‘Immersion in Storyworlds’
Jonathan Gilmore (The Graduate Centre, CUNY), ‘Imaginative Immersion and Inflection

Philosophy and Contemporary Art
Louise Hanson (Cambridge), ‘Morality and Metaphysics in Insult to Injury’
Diarmuid Costello (Warwick), ‘Varieties of Political Art: The Curious Case of Jeremy Deller’
Jason Gaiger (Oxford), ‘Composition and Parthood: Huyghe’s Untilled’

BSA ESSAY PRIZE WINNER
Michel-Antoine Xhignesse (University of British Columbia), ‘What makes a kind an art-kind?’

REGULAR PAPERS
James Camien McGuiggan (Southampton), ‘What Can Irish Trad Teach Philosophers?’
Panos Paris (Birmingham), ‘Beauty and Exemplarist Moral Theory’
Nils-Hennes Stear (Southampton), ‘Is Aesthetic Immoralism Obviously True?’
Ken Wilder (University of the Arts London), ‘Nelson Goodman on Architecture: The Case of Sigurd Lewerentz’s Uncut Bricks’
Nick Wiltsher (Antwerp), ‘You Really Can See Fictional Characters’

POSTGRADUATE PAPERS
Servaas van der Berg (University of British Columbia), ‘Striving Play and the Appreciative Motivational Profile’
Shannon Brick (The Graduate Centre, CUNY), ‘Can Pictures Increase Virtue?’
Zoe Cunliffe (The Graduate Centre, CUNY), ‘Testimonial Injustice and the role of Narrative Fiction’
Miguel F Dos Santos (Princeton / UCL), ‘Vague Art’
Irene Martínez Marín (Uppsala), ‘Appreciating Reflective Emotions in Art’
Phyllis Pearson (University of British Columbia), ‘Cultural Appropriation and Aesthetic Normativity’
Angela M Sun (Michigan), ‘Architects as Public Artists’
Eva Perez de Vega Steele (The New School for Social Research), ‘The Body of Architecture and its Images’

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE
Hans Maes (co-chair, Kent), Katherine Thomson-Jones (co-chair, Oberlin), Catharine Abell (Manchester), Emily Caddick Bourne (Hertfordshire), James Grant (Oxford), Louise Hanson (Cambridge), Andrew Huddleston (Birkbeck), Lisa Jones (St Andrews), María José Alcaraz León (Murcia), Jenefer Robinson (University of Cincinnati)
F R I D A Y, 2 1 S E P T E M B E R

12:30 REGISTRATION OPENS (Porters Lodge)

13:00-14:00 LUNCH (Dining Hall)

14:00-16:00 CHOICE OF PARALLEL SESSIONS – SYMPOSIUM OR 2 PAPERS
Either (Danson Room, Hartland House):
Philosophy and Contemporary Art
Louise Hanson (Cambridge), ‘Morality and Metaphysics in Insult to Injury’
Diarmuid Costello (Warwick), ‘Varieties of Political Art: The Curious Case of Jeremy Deller’
Jason Gaiger (Oxford), ‘Composition and Parthood: Huyghe’s Untilled’

Or (Seminar Room 1):
Panos Paris (Birmingham), ‘Beauty and Exemplarist Moral Theory’;
Nils-Hennes Stear (Southampton), ‘Is Aesthetic Immoralism Obviously True?’

16:00-16:30 TEA / COFFEE (Dining Hall)

16:30-17:30 CHOICE OF PARALLEL PAPER SESSIONS:
Either (Danson Room, Hartland House):
James Camien McGuiggan (Southampton), ‘What Can Irish Trad Teach Philosophers?’

Or (Seminar Room 1):
Ken Wilder (University of the Arts London), ‘Nelson Goodman on Architecture: The Case of Sigurd Lewerentz’s Uncut Bricks’

17:30-19:00 BSA/ASA WOLLHEIM MEMORIAL LECTURE (Danson Room, Hartland House)
Carolyn Korsmeyer (Buffalo), ‘A Tour of the Senses’

19:00-19:30 DRINKS RECEPTION (Foyer B, Ruth Deech

19:30 DINNER (Dining Hall)

S A T U R D A Y, 2 2 S E P T E M B E R

09:00-10:30 CHOICE OF PARALLEL PAPER SESSIONS:
Either (Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre):
Angela M Sun (Michigan), ‘Architects as Public Artists’;
Eva Perez de Vega Steele (The New School for Social Research), ‘The Body of Architecture and its Images’

Or (Seminar Room 7):
Shannon Brick (The Graduate Centre, CUNY), ‘Can Pictures Increase Virtue?’;
Irene Martínez Marín (Uppsala), ‘Appreciating Reflective Emotions in Art’

10:30-11:00 TEA / COFFEE (Foyer A, Ruth Deech)

11:00-13:00 INVITED SYMPOSIUM (Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre):
‘Creativity in Art’
Berys Gaut (St Andrews), ‘Radical Artistic Creativity’
Alison Hills (Oxford), ‘Creativity: Virtue or Vice?’
Eileen John (Warwick), ‘Similes, Analogies and Creative Thought’

13:00-14:00 LUNCH (Dining Hall)

14:00-14:30 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre)
BSA members only

14:30-16:00 CHOICE OF PARALLEL SESSIONS:
Either (Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre):
Zoe Cunliffe (The Graduate Centre, CUNY), ‘Testimonial Injustice and the role of Narrative Fiction’;
Miguel F Dos Santos (Princeton / UCL), ‘Vague Art’

Or (Seminar Room 7):
Servaas van der Berg (University of British Columbia), ‘Striving Play and the Appreciative Motivational Profile’;
Phyllis Pearson (University of British Columbia), ‘Cultural Appropriation and Aesthetic Normativity’

16:00-16:30 TEA / COFFEE (Foyer A, Ruth Deech)

16:30-17:30 CHOICE OF PARALLEL PAPER SESSIONS:
Either (Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre) BSA Essay Prize Winner: Michel-Antoine Xhignesse (University of British Columbia), ‘What makes a kind an art-kind?’

Or (Seminar Room 7):
Nick Wiltsher (Antwerp), ‘You Really Can See Fictional Characters’

17:30-19:00 WILLIAM EMPSON LECTURE (Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre)
Presented by the filmmaker Clio Barnard (The Arbor [2010], The Selfish Giant [2013], Dark River [2017])

19:00-19:30 DRINKS RECEPTION (Foyer A, Ruth Deech)

19:30 DINNER (Dining Hall)
Announcement of prize for best postgraduate paper

S U N D A Y, 2 3 S E P T E M B E R

09:00-11:00 CHOICE OF PARALLEL SYMPOSIA:
Either (Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre):
‘On Narrative Immersion’
Paloma Atencia Linares & Miguel Ángel Sebastián (UNAM), ‘On being ‘Transported’ or ‘Immersed’ in a Narrative: propositional attitudes and attention’;
Stacie Friend (Birkbeck), ‘Immersion in Storyworlds’;
Jonathan Gilmore (The Graduate Centre, CUNY), ‘Imaginative Immersion and Inflection’

Or (Seminar Room 7):
‘Non-Visual Aspects Of Our Engagements With Theatre’
Bence Nanay (Antwerp / Cambridge), ‘Multimodal Mental Imagery in the Theatre’;
Lynne Kendrick (London), ‘Theatre Aurality: the Possibilities of Sound in the Dark’;
David Roesner (Munich), ‘Sound Decisions: What Theatre Musicians Consider to “Sound Good”’

11:00-11:30 TEA / COFFEE (Foyer A, Ruth Deech)

11:30-13:00 KEYNOTE ADDRESS (Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre)
Sally Haslanger (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), ‘Cultural “Logics” and Sites of Resistance’

13:00-14:00 LUNCH (Dining Hall)

14:00 Conference closes

Programme subject to change

ACCESSIBILITY GUIDELINES

We aim to make this conference as accessible as possible, in line with [this] guidance for accessible conferences. To that end:

1. Although there will not be a short break between each session and the Q&A, delegates may step out if they need to.
2. We will permit questions during Q&A to be written down rather than spoken out loud.
3. We cannot provide sign-language interpretation.
4. A hearing loop is available in the main lecture theatre (Tsuzuki) and we try to schedule what we anticipate will be the best-attended sessions in that room.
5. Service animals have access all areas.
6. The venue is wheelchair accessible.
7. The venue has nearby disabled toilets.
8. The venue has a nearby quiet room.
9. The venue has available seating (seats at the front can be reserved on request).
10. No travel between venues is required as the meeting rooms and accommodation are all in close proximity.
11. There is nearby disabled parking.
12. We aim to accommodate all dietary requirements. Please state such needs when you register.

Do please contact us at admin@british-aesthetics.org if you have further questions not resolved above.

ARRIVING AT THE COLLEGE

The main front entrance (from Woodstock Road) to the College is level. Delegates will report to the Porter’s Lodge, at the main entrance, to sign in. One entrance to the Lodge is level whilst the second entrance has a ramp.

The Lodge is housed within the Ruth Deech Building, which has ramp access and a lift to reach the lower ground floor. The lift can take mobility scooters / wheelchairs.

Doors to enter the Ruth Deech Building open automatically.
Conference signs will be posted to direct you through the college.
There is free access to all areas for guide dogs.

REGISTRATION

The conference registration desk will be located outside the Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre on the lower ground floor of the Ruth Deech building.

MEETING ROOMS

All our sessions take place in either the Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre or Seminar Room 7. Both these rooms are off the foyer on the lower ground floor of the Ruth Deech building.

The Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre is tiered, with wheelchair spaces by the entrance. There is also wheelchair access for any speakers onto the stage via a ramp. Speakers are encouraged to use the microphone and table situated on the platform/stage.

Seminar Room 7 is flat-floored with easy access for wheelchair users.

Doors to Tsuzuki and SR 7 are not automatic; however, door stops can be used.

A hearing loop is available in the Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre but not in seminar room 7.

Seats can be reserved at the front upon request.

The closest wheelchair accessible toilets are located in the foyer, approximately four metres from the meeting rooms.

The Conference Office is a quiet room, with seating, available nearby. This is at the opposite end of the foyer from the meeting rooms.

FOOD & REFRESHMENTS

Food and refreshments will be served in either the Dining Hall or the Ruth Deech foyer. The Dining Hall has a slight ramp to access. The Dining Hall has accessible toilets which are located approximately ten metres from the serving/seating area.

If you have a food allergy, please let us know when booking as the College requires details in advance of arrival.

ACCOMMODATION

All our delegate accommodation is on campus. There are rooms specifically designed for disabled access. We ask delegates to advise us of their accommodation requirements upon booking, so that suitable accommodation can be reserved.

PARKING

Parking at the College is strictly disabled access only, booked in advance. We ask delegates to advise us of their requirements upon booking, so that spaces can be arranged according to individual needs.

COLLEGE BAR

The main entrance to the college bar is not wheelchair accessible and has a flight of stairs but arrangements can be made with the Lodge to escort delegates via an accessible route. Please let us know in advance so that we can make this arrangement at your convenience.

BREASTFEEDING ROOM AND BABYCHANGING FACILITIES

A bedroom close to the meeting space has been reserved for this purpose. Please could you let us know at the point of booking if you will require these facilities.

CHILDREN

Unfortunately St Anne’s is not able to accommodate children under 16 as there are no recreational areas or childcare facilities. There is no family accommodation. St Anne’s has provided a list of local hotels, including family-friendly accommodation, below.

ANY OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any requirements and we will do our best to meet your needs. We welcome suggestions that will help us improve future versions of this access information.