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Registration: British Society of Aesthetics Annual Conference

Homerton College, Cambridge, 18-20 September 2015

Registration for our 2015 conference in Cambridge is available here.

Book before 15 August for:
– early bird discounted fees
– BSA member discounts
– generous postgraduate subsidies

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Paul Boghossian (New York University), Should we be objectivists about aesthetic value?
David Bordwell (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Empson Lecturer, Art Theory Between Aesthetics and Criticism
Catherine Elgin (Harvard University), Reasons in Aesthetics

PAPERS
Christopher Bartel (Appalachian State), The Ontology of Musical Works and the Role of Intuitions
Ben Blumson (Singapore), Metaphorically
Anthony Cross (California), Trading Up in Relationships with Art
Anthony Fisher (Manchester), Musical Works as Structural Universals
Jonathan Gilmore (New York), The Problem of Discrepant Affects
Julia Langkau (Konstanz), Learning from Fiction
Jason Leddington (Bucknell), The Experience of Magic
Bence Nanay (Antwerp/Cambridge), Modernism and Pictorial Organisation

SYMPOSIA
The Sublime
Emily Brady (Edinburgh), The Sublime and the Self; Tom Cochrane (Sheffield), Is the experience of the sublime an emotion?; Katerina Deligiorgi (Sussex), How to feel a judgement: the case of the Kantian sublime.

Genre
Catharine Abell (Manchester); Greg Currie (York); Stacie Friend (Birkbeck).

Author Meets Critics: Kendall Walton’s In Other Shoes
Paloma Atencia Linares (UNAM); Margrethe Bruun Vaage (Kent); Eileen John (Warwick); Derek Matravers (Open University); Kendall Walton (Michigan).

Aesthetic Obedience & Disobedience
Hanne Appelqvist (Academy of Finland / Helsinki), The Quest for a Common Standard. Kant and Wittgenstein on the Rules of Art; Jonathan Neufeld (College of Charlston), Aesthetic Disobedience; Brian Soucek (UC David School of Law), Artwork Exceptionalism.

POSTGRADUATE PAPERS
Alexey Aliyev (Maryland), What Instances of Novels Are
Tom Baker (Nottingham), Transparency, Olfaction and Aesthetics
James Camien McGuiggan (Southampton), Abstraction and Predicting Aesthetic from Moral Properties
Kathrine Cuccuru (UCL), Aesthetic Attention
Robbie Kubala (Columbia), Could it be Worth Thinking About Proust on Love?
Panagiotis Paris (St Andrews), The Empirical Case for Moral Beauty
Madeleine Ransom (British Columbia), Frauds, Posers and Sheep
Nils-Hennes Stear (Michigan), Meriting a Response: Accounting for Seductive Artworks
Michel-Antoine Xhignesse (McGill), Titles Unnamed

Programme subject to change

Programme Committee: Murray Smith (co-chair, Kent), Dawn Wilson (co-chair, Hull), Maria Alcaraz-Leon (Murcia), David Davies (McGill), Fabian Dorsch (Fribourg), Jonathan Gilmore (CUNY/Baruch College), Louise Hanson (Cambridge), Katherine Thomson-Jones (Oberlin), Lee Walters (Southampton).

British Society of Aesthetics
BSA annual conference: Homerton College, Cambridge, 18-20 September 2015