Aesthetic Emotions: A British Society of Aesthetics Connections Conference

Aesthetic Emotions: A British Society of Aesthetics Connections Conference
Date
22 Aug 2017, 09:15 to 23 Aug 2017, 17:30
Type
Conference / Symposium
Venue
The Court Room, First Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Description

Aesthetic Emotions

There are manifest and important connections between emotional experience and aesthetic experience, particularly (though not only) evident in the appreciation of art. And although those working on emotions have had an interest in aesthetic experience and those working on aesthetics have had an interest in emotion, much of the work on each side has proceeded in isolation from concerns on the other. Moreover, the most cutting edge researchers in the respective areas have had less contact than one might have hoped. We believe that, given the burgeoning of philosophical and psychological interest in emotions and other affective states, the time is ripe to revisit and foster deeper connections between philosophers of mind and psychologists working on the emotions and aestheticians working on our emotional engagement with art and nature.

 

Speakers

Carla Bagnoli (University of Modena)

Michael Brady (University of Glasgow)

Amy Coplan (California State University, Fullerton)

Tom Cochrane (Sheffield)

Derek Matravers (Open University (UK))

Agnes Moors (Catholic University of Leuven)

Carolyn Price (Open University)

Jenefer Robinson (University of Cincinnati)

Fabrice Teroni (University of Geneva)

Schedule

 

Day 1 (22/08/2017)

9:15-10:00                              Coffee

10:00-11:15                             Carolyn Price

                                                Open University

                                                 ‘Emotions In Balance: Countering Emotion's Distorting Power’

11:15-12:45                              Jenefer Robinson

                                                University of Cincinnati

                                                Aesthetic Emotions and Garden Variety Emotions: The Case of Literature

12:45-2:15                               Lunch

 

2:15 - 3:30                              Agnes Moors

                                                Catholic University of Leuven

                                                Aesthetic Emotions Through the Goggles of Dual Process Models of Action

 

3:30-4:30                               Derek Matravers

                                                Open University

                                                ‘Are Readers Empathetic?’

 

4:30-5:00                               Coffee

 

5:00-6:00                               Michael Brady

                                                University of Glasgow

                                                Aesthetic Emotions and Aesthetic Wisdom’

 

6:00-7:00                               Pub

 

7:00                                        Dinner (for speakers)

Day 2 (23/08/2017)

 

9:30-10:00                             Coffee

 

10:00-11:15                             Fabrice Teroni

                                                University of Geneva

                                                Emotions, Fiction and Rationality’

 

11:15-12:45                              Amy Coplan

                                                California State University, Fullerton

                                                Bottom-Up and Outside-In: Automatic Affect and Film’

 

12:45-2:15                               Lunch

 

2:15 - 3:30                              Tom Cochrane

                                                Sheffield University

                                                Do Aesthetic Emotions Exist?’

 

3:30-4:30                               Coffee

 

4:30-5:30                               Carla Bagnoli

                                                University of Modena

                                                The Aesthetics of Compassion’

 

5:30-7:00                               Pub

7:00                                        Dinner (for speakers)

 

This event is free to attend but registration is required.  To register please use the link below. 

 

If you have further questions, please email either Alex Grzankowski (a.grzankowski@bbk.ac.uk) or Cain Todd (c.todd@lancaster.ac.uk)

This event is organized by Birkbeck College and generously sponsored by a Connections Grant from the British Society of Aesthetics.

            

Contact

Institute of Philsophy
IP@sas.ac.uk
020 7664 4865