St. Edmund Hall, Oxford September 5-7, 2008
Programme Committee: Diarmuid Costello, Ian Ground, Derek Matravers, Carolyn Wilde. Programme Chair: Diarmuid Costello

Conference Timetable

Friday 5th September
            10:30 ~ 12.30 Conference Registration
            12.30 – 1.15pm Lunch
            1.15 – 1.30pm             Conference Welcome
            1.30 – 3.00pm             Session 1 keynote             Hannah Ginsborg             Rule-Following and Aesthetic Objectivity             UC Berkeley
            3.00 – 4pm             Session 2             Ken Wilder             Framing an Imaginative Engagement             University of the Arts, London
            4.00 – 4.30pm Coffee
            4.30 – 5.30pm             Session 3             Michael Morris             How Can there be Works of Art?             The University of Sussex
            5:30 ~ 7.00             Session 4 Keynote             Alexander Nehamas “Because it was He, Because it was I”: Aesthetics and the Good of Friendship             Princeton University
            7:00             Dinner
Saturday 6th September
            9:00 ~10:30             Session 5 (a)

Graduate Papers

            Damien Freeman, Magdelene College, Cambridge

Perceiving Emotion in Art

            Margot Strohminger, University of Sheffiield

Thought Experiments and the Case for Literary Cognitivism

            Session 5 (b)

Graduate Papers

            Dan Cavedon-Taylor, Birkbeck

Can Photographic Transparency Explain Photographic Realism?

            Josh Johnston, University of British Columbia BSA 2008 Graduate Prize Winner

Reid and Sibley on Using Aesthetic Adjectives

            10:30 ~ 11:00 Coffee
            11:00 ~ 12.00             Session 6             Maria-Jose Alcarez-Leon             Art that is Good because it is Immoral             University of Sheffield
            12:00 ~ 1.30pm             Session 7


            Berys Gaut             Interactive Storytelling and Computer Games             University of St. St. Andrews
            1:30 ~ 2:30pm Lunch
            2:30 – 3.30pm             BSA Executive Committee Meeting
            3:30 ~ 4pm             BSA Annual General Meeting
            4.15 – 5.15pm             Session 8             Douglas Burnham & Ole Martin Skilleas             Wine as an Aesthetic Object             Staffordshire University & University of Bergen
            5.15 ~ 6.45pm             Session 9             Jonathan Jones

The Wiliam Empson Lecture

            Confessions of a Turner Prize Judge The Guardian, and Turner Prize Judges Panel, 2009
            7pm             Wine Reception followed by Conference Dinner
Sunday 7th September
            9:30 ~10:30             Session 10             Daniel Kaufman             Interpretation and the ‘Investigative’ Concept of Criticism             Missouri State University
            10.30 ~ 11.30             Session 11             Stephen Davies             Why Art is Not a Spandrel             University of Auckland, NZ
            11:30 ~ noon             Coffee
            noon ~ 1pm             Session 12             James Hamilton             Why Theatrical Performance is Not Pretence             Kansas State University
            1pm ~             Session 13             Andrew Kania

BSA 2008 Essay Prize Winner

            The Methodology of Musical Ontology: Descriptivism and its Implications             Trinity University, Texas
            2.00             Close of Conference