What is aesthetic experience? What inspires it? What does it mean to encounter a work of art? How can aesthetic encounters forge ties and create social bonds? How does knowledge influence or obscure our encounters? What is the relationship between aesthetics and temporality?
Aesthetics in Art
9:30 - 9:45 AM
Meet and Greet
Lydia Brown, University of Virginia
9:45 - 10:30 AM
"The Novelized Lyric and the Aesthetics of the Everyday"
Oliver Wallis, University of Miami
10:45 - 11:30 AM
"Novel(la) Togetherness: Beckett, Whitehead, and the Aesthetics of Failure"
Matthew Trumbo-Tual, Columbia University
1:30 - 2:15 PM
“From déclassé to déclassement: How a Character Type Became a Sociological Concept"
Alexa Hazel, Stanford University
2:30 - 3:15 PM
“James Turrell: Between an Aesthetics of the Everyday and Extraordinary"
Robert Lehman, Associate Professor of English, Boston College
3:30 - 5:00 PM
Keynote Lecture, "The Bounds of Judgment"
Aesthetics in Time
Tucker Kuman, University of Virginia
10:30 - 11:15 AM
“Poetry Prettified: Early Modern Pastoral Elegy and the Aesthetics of Mourning”
Vincenzo Torromacco, Queen Mary, University of London
11:30 - 12:15 PM
“‘The Coming to Be of Things that Grow’: Aesthetics and Becoming”
Emily Simon, Brown University
12:30 - 1:15 PM
"Fleeting Accessory as Method: Theorizing Perception at the Peripheries of Aesthetic Form"
Julie Tanner, Queen Mary, University of London
2:15 - 3:00 PM
“Drawn: Reflexive Interpretation and the Contemporary Art-Novel”
Jessica Swoboda, University of Virginia
3:15 - 4:00 PM
“On Attunement and Relationality: Siri Hustvedt’s The Blazing World”
Respondent: Julie Tanner
Concluding Happy Hour
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Conviviality and celebration