THE BRITISH SOCIETY OF AESTHETICS ANNUAL CONFERENCE

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

 
We are pleased to announce details of the 2018 programme. Registration will open shortly.
 
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Sally Haslanger (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Carolyn Korsmeyer (University at Buffalo)
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
To be announced

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 (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 (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)