THE BRITISH SOCIETY OF AESTHETICS ANNUAL CONFERENCE

The 2017 Conference will be held at St Anne’s College, Oxford, 8-10 September 2017. Registation opens shortly.

2017 PROGRAMME:

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Kathleen Higgins (University of Texas, Austin)
François Recanati (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris)
The art critic Laura Cumming will deliver the William Empson Lecture

PAPERS
Brian Ball (Oxford), ‘Good Art First’
Adriana Clavel-Vázquez (Sheffield), ‘The Case for Contextual Autonomism’
James MacDowall (Warwick), ‘Irony and Ironic Pretence in Film’
Panos Paris (St Andrews), ‘The “Moralism” in Immoralism’
Peter Shiu-Hwa Tsu (Chung Cheng), ‘Of Primary Features in Aesthetics: A Critical Assessment of Generalism and A Limited Defence of Particularism’
Mario Slugan (Warwick), ‘Towards a definition of the Moving Image: An Alternative to Carroll’;
Enrico Terrone (Collège d’études mondiales – FMSH), ‘Seeing-in and Singling Out: How to Reconcile Pictures with Singular Thought’
Thomas Wartenberg (Mount Holyoke College), ‘Illustrating On Certainty – Mel Bochner’s Counting Alternatives:
The Wittgenstein Illustrations

SYMPOSIA
‘Contemporary Work on Dance Ontology’
Anna Pakes (Roehampton) et al
‘Art and Religion in German Philosophy’
Nick Stang (Toronto), ‘What Kind of Art Would Be Found in the Church of Reason? Kant and the Religious Function of Art’;
Andrew Huddleston (Birkbeck), ‘The Idea of an ‘Art-Religion’;
Ingvild Torsen (Oslo), ‘The Truth of Art: The Role of Religion in Heidegger’s Ontology of Art’

POSTGRADUATE PAPERS
Alexey Aliyev (Maryland), ‘What is a Novel?’
Claire Anscomb (Kent), ‘Appreciating Hybrid Forms of Photography’;
Larissa Berger (Siegen), ‘What the Kantian Pleasure in the Beautiful Feels Like’
David Collins (McGill), ‘Shedding Light on Seeing Things through Photographs: A Further Defence of Walton’s Transparency Thesis’
Dieter Declercq (Kent), ‘Ironic Characters in Satire: A Challenge to the Pretence Theory of Irony’
John Dyck (CUNY), ‘Spatial Music’
Laszlo Kajtar (Central European University), ‘Immersion as an Imaginative State: Fiction and Nonfiction’
Robbie Kubala (Columbia), ‘Fittingness and Value: A Two-Level Theory of (Some) Aesthetic Normativity’
Madeleine Ransom (British Columbia), ‘How to Argue for Aesthetic Perception without relying on Intuitions’
Clinton Peter Verdonschot (Essex), ‘Attention, Disinterest & the Affordance of Extensive Clarity’;

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE
David Davies (co-chair, McGill), Katherine Thomson-Jones (co-chair, Oberlin), Emily Caddick Bourne (Hertfordshire), Diarmuid Costello (Warwick), Jason Gaiger (Oxford), James Grant (Oxford), Louise Hanson (Cambridge), Hans Maes (Kent), Anna Pakes (Roehampton), and Kathleen Stock (Sussex).

2017 BSA ANNUAL CONFERENCE

FRIDAY, 8 SEPTEMBER
11:30- REGISTRATION OPENS (outside Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre, Ruth Deech Building)

12:00-13:00 LUNCH

13:00-15:00 INVITED SYMPOSIUM (Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre)
‘Contemporary Work on Dance Ontology’
Anna Pakes (Roehampton) et al

15:00-15:30 TEA / COFFEE (Foyer A, Ruth Deech)

15:30-16:15 CHOICE OF PARALLEL PAPER SESSIONS:
Either (Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre):
John Dyck (CUNY), ‘Spatial Music’
Or (Seminar Room 7):
Dieter Declercq (Kent), ‘Ironic Characters in Satire: A Challenge to the Pretence Theory of Irony’

16:15-17:00 CHOICE OF PARALLEL PAPER SESSIONS:
Either (Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre):
Madeleine Ransom (British Columbia), ‘How to Argue for Aesthetic Perception without relying on Intuitions’
Or (Seminar Room 7):
Alexey Aliyev (Maryland), ‘What is a Novel?’

17:00-17:30 BREAK

17:30-19:00 KEYNOTE PRESENTATION (Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre)
Kathleen Higgins (Texas)

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

19:30 DINNER

SATURDAY, 9 SEPTEMBER
09:00-10:30 CHOICE OF PARALLEL PAPER SESSIONS:
Either (Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre):
Claire Anscomb (Kent), ‘Appreciating Hybrid Forms of Photography’;
David Collins (McGill), ‘Shedding Light on Seeing Things through Photographs: A Further Defence of Walton’s Transparency Thesis’
Or (Seminar Room 7):
Clinton Peter Verdonschot (Essex), ‘Attention, Disinterest & the Affordance of Extensive Clarity’;
Larissa Berger (Siegen), ‘What the Kantian Pleasure in the Beautiful Feels Like’

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

11:00-12:00 CHOICE OF PARALLEL PAPER SESSIONS:
Either (Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre):
Thomas Wartenberg (Mount Holyoke College), ‘Illustrating On Certainty – Mel Bochner’s Counting Alternatives: The Wittgenstein Illustrations’
Or (Seminar Room 7):
Adriana Clavel-Vázquez (Sheffield), ‘The Case for Contextual Autonomism’

12:00-13:00 LUNCH

13:00-13:30 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre)
BSA members only

13:30-15:30 CHOICE OF PARALLEL SESSIONS – 2 PAPERS or SYMPOSIUM:
Either (Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre):
Art and Religion in German Philosophy
Nick Stang (Toronto), ‘What Kind of Art Would Be Found in the Church of Reason? Kant and the Religious Function of Art’;
Andrew Huddleston (Birkbeck), ‘The Idea of an ‘Art-Religion’;
Ingvild Torsen (Oslo), ‘The Truth of Art: The Role of Religion in Heidegger’s Ontology of Art’
Or (Seminar Room 7):
Mario Slugan (Warwick), ‘Towards a definition of the Moving Image: An Alternative to Carroll’;
James MacDowall (Warwick), ‘Irony and Ironic Pretence in Film’

15:30-16:00 TEA / COFFEE (Foyer A, Ruth Deech)

16:00-16:45 CHOICE OF PARALLEL PAPER SESSIONS:
Either (Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre):
Laszlo Kajtar (Central European University), ‘Immersion as an Imaginative State: Fiction and Nonfiction’

Or (Seminar Room 7):
Robbie Kubala (Columbia), ‘Fittingness and Value: A Two-Level Theory of (Some) Aesthetic Normativity’

16:45-18:15 WILLIAM EMPSON LECTURE (Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre)
Presented by the art critic Laura Cumming

18:15 CASH BAR (College Bar)

19:00 DINNER
Announcement of prize for best postgraduate paper

SUNDAY, 10 SEPTEMBER
09:00-10:00 CHOICE OF PARALLEL PAPER SESSIONS:
Either (Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre):
Panos Paris (St Andrews), ‘The “Moralism” in Immoralism’
Or (Seminar Room 7):
Peter Shiu-Hwa Tsu (Chung Cheng), ‘Of Primary Features in Aesthetics: A Critical Assessment of Generalism and A Limited Defence of Particularism’

10:00-11:00 CHOICE OF PARALLEL PAPER SESSIONS:
Either (Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre):
Brian Ball (Oxford), ‘Good Art First’
Or (Seminar Room 7):
Enrico Terrone (Collège d’études mondiales – FMSH), ‘Seeing-in and Singling Out: How to Reconcile Pictures with Singular Thought’

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

11:30-13:00 KEYNOTE ADDRESS (Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre)
François Recanati (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris)

13:00-14:00 LUNCH

14:00 Conference closes

Programme subjecL to change