CONF 20.05.2022

European Society for Aesthetics (Tallinn, 28-30 Jun 22)

Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia, 28.–30.06.2022
Anmeldeschluss: 01.06.2022

Regina-Nino Mion, Tallinn

The European Society for Aesthetics Annual Conference

This year's keynote speakers are:
Professor Emmanuel Alloa (University of Fribourg)
Professor Pauline von Bonsdorff (University of Jyväskylä)
Professor Virve Sarapik (Estonian Academy of Arts)


28.06.2022/ Tuesday

9.30-10.00 Opening

10.00-11.30 Plenary Session
Emmanuel Alloa, Sharing Perspectives. Points of View in Art and Philosophy
Chair: Francisca Pérez Carreño

11.30-12.00 Coffee break

Philosophy of Photography
Chair: Alberto Voltolini
12.00-12.45 Zsolt Bátori, Photographic Abstraction
12.45-13.30 Marta Maliszewska, Epistemic Injustice and Somaesthetics in Photography

Philosophy of Art
Chair: Alessandro Bertinetto
12.00-12.45 Aviv Reiter, Wittgenstein and the Threat of Private Meaning in Art
12.45-13.30 Nemesio G. C. Puy, Ethical Issues on Musical Appropriation

Topics in the History of Aesthetics I
Chair: Jakub Stejskal
12.00-12.45 David Collins, Post-Romantic Conceptions of Artistic Expression: Dewey, Collingwood, and Merleau-Ponty
12.45-13.30 Viviana Galletta, The Laocoön and the Devil: A Path through the Franciscus Hemsterhuis’ Letter on Sculpture

Aesthetic Matters I
Chair: Matilde Carrasco Barranco
12.00-12.45 Eva Schürmann, The Topicality of Whitehead’s Aesthetics
12.45-13.30 Vitor Guerreiro, No Such Thing as Art: Skill, Form and Human Experience

13.30-15.00 Lunch break

Aesthetics and the Anthropocene
Chair: Iris Vidmar Jovanović
15.00-15.45 Marta Benenti and Lisa Giombini, Persuasive Narratives. Fiction in the Time of Climate Change
15.45-16.30 Asmus Trautsch
The Problem of Scale for Art in the Anthropocene

Aesthetics and Critical Theory
Chair: Elena Tavani
15.00-15.45 Elettra Villani, The Category of the Aesthetic. Considerations on Theodor W. Adorno’s Lecture of Kierkegaard
15.45-16.30 Rolando Vitali, The Aesthetic Field as Social Mediation. Adorno and Benjamin and the Aesthetic Critique of Everyday Life

Aesthetics and Feminist Theory
Chair: Adam Andrzejewski
15.00-15.45 Jana Kukaine, Gut Feelings and Visceral Aesthetics in Postsocialist Feminism
15.45-16.30 Philip Mills, Viral Poetics and Queer Theory: Paul Preciado, Maggie Nelson, Kae Tempest

Aesthetic Matters II
Chair: Daniel Martin Feige
15.00-15.45 Uku Tooming, Is the Value of Good Bad Art a Solitary Value?
15.45-16.30 Nathan Wildman, Formal Fictional Truths, Glitches, and Missingno

6.30-16.45 Coffee break

Chair: Daniel Martin Feig
16.45-17.30 Pauline von Bonsdorff, Anu Besson, Johan Kalmanlehto and Kaisa Mäki-Petäjä, Aesthetic Practices: Perspectives on Temporality

Aesthetics, Digitality and the Future
Chair: Vítor Moura
16.45-17.30 Rahma Khazam, Matter and Machines
17.30-18.15 Gerard Vilar, Artists Researching into the Future

Philosophy of Theatre
Chair: Iris Vidmar Jovanović
16.45-17.30 Matthew DeCoursey, On the Two Artistic Media of the Play Text
17.30-18.15 Clive Cazeaux, The Contradiction of Audio Drama

Aesthetic Matters III
Chair: Zsolt Bátori
16.45-17.30 Kari Silvola A Darkroom of our own – The Limits of Knowing in the Written Portraits of a Hockey Player, Model and Tom of Finland
17.30-18.15 Sonia Emilia Mihai, Ontological Experience and Users’ Identity in Digital Body Interactive Installations

18.15-18.30 Coffee break

18.30-20.00 ESA Assembly (for all participants and members of the ESA society)

29.06.2022/ Wednesday

Aesthetic Reasons and Actions
Chair: Adam Andrzejewski
9.30-10.15 María José Alcaraz León, Aesthetic Reasons: What They Can Do and What They Cannot Do
10.15-11.00 Daniel Martin Feige, Musical Improvisation as a Challenge to Anscombian Action Theory
11.00-11.45 Alessandro Bertinetto, Aesthetic Norms as Habits: Reasons for Situated Aesthetic Normativity

Aesthetics of Design
Chair: Connell Vaughan
9.30-10.15 Michalle Gal, Visualism: The Case of Metaphors (with some examples from design)
10.15-11.00 Monika Favara-Kurkowski, The Emancipatory Role of Misuse in the Aesthetic Theory of Design
11.00-11.45 Thomas Symeonidis, Designing Worlds: Explorations of the Possible Structures of the Aesthetic in Jacques Rancière

Philosophy of Pictures
Chair: Vítor Moura
9.30-10.15 Sacha Behrend, Principles for a Syncretic Theory of Pictures
10.15-11.00 Alberto Voltolini, Ordinary Perception and Pictorial Perception
11.00-11.45 Renen Amir, The Image is Outstretched, without Knowing it: It Image in a Post Aesthetic Regime

Aesthetic Matters IV
Chair: Elena Tavani
9.30-10.15 Daan Evers, Aesthetic Assertions without Personal Acquaintance
10.15-11.00 Christopher Earley, Adrian Piper’s Epistemic Activism
11.00-11.45 Mark Windsor, Feeling through Things

11.45-12.00 Coffee break

Chair: Daniel Martin Feige
12.00-12.45 Jakob Deibl, Kurt Appel and Daniel Kuran, The Beautiful, the Sublime and the Open. Aesthetic Approaches to Religion in Kant, Hegel and Hölderlin

Philosophy of Film
Chair: Eva Schürmann
12.00-12.45 Pol Capdevila, Mood in Cinema. Towards a Unified Form of Time
12.45-13.30 Pioter Shmugliakov, The Passage of an Idea: Philosophical Film Criticism and Phenomenology of Love in the Wake of Alain Badiou

Aesthetic Concepts I
Chair: Adam Andrzejewski
12.00-12.45 Matilde Carrasco Barranco, Performative Beauty as Artistic Beauty
12.45-13.30 Aurélie Debaene, This is Awkward: On the Aesthetic Value of Awkwardness in Portraiture

Aesthetic Matters V
Chair: María José Alcaraz León
12.00-12.45 Filippo Contesi, Enrico Terrone, Marta Campdelacreu, Ramón Garcia-Moya and Genoveva Martí, The Paradox of Taste to the Experimental Test
12.45-13.30 Levno Plato, Aesthetic Normativity in Legal Judgements

13.30-15.00 Lunch break

15.00-16.30 Plenary Session Pauline von Bonsdorff
Title: tba
Chair: Elena Tavani

16.30-16.45 Coffee break

Aesthetic and the Social
Chair: Adam Andrzejewski
16.45-17.30 Elena Romagnoli, A New Social Role for Art? Gadamer and Dewey in Dialogue
17.30-18.15 Šárka Lojdová, Philosophical Disenfranchisement of Art and Social Oppression: Arthur Danto’s Vision of a Pluralistic Artworld as a Model for an Equal Society

Philosophy of Music
Chair: Daniel Martin Feige
16.45-17.30 Eran Guter, The Paradox of Sad Music: A Quietist Approach
17.30-18.15 Elzė Sigutė Mikalonytė, Semantic Externalism and Musical Works

Aesthetic Concepts II
Chair: Pauline von Bonsdorff
16.45-17.30 Lorenzo Gineprini, The Uncanniness of the Ordinary as an Aesthetic Category
17.30-18.15 Ancuta Mortu, Aesthetic Recollection

Aesthetic Matters VI
Chair: Francisca Pérez Carreño
16.45-17.30 Hassan Ali, Rosebud: Exploring the Wellesian Shot through Deleuzian Temporality
17.30-18.15 Jason Holt, Self-Referential Aesthetics in the Art of Leonard Cohen

19.00-19.45 Presentation ‘Estonian Art Theory 100’ and visit to the KUMU exhibition ‘Landscapes of Identity: Estonian Art 1700–1945’ KUMU Art Museum (Weizenbergi 34, Tallinn)

19.45-21.00 Conference Dinner

30.06.2022/ Thursday

Philosophy of Literature
Chair: Francisca Pérez Carreño
9.30-10.15 Italo Testa, Anaphoras. For a Theory of Poetry
10.15-11.00 Kalle Puolakka, Growing with Literary Oeuvres
11.00-11.45 Martino Manca, An Ergodic Pleasure: Sensible Aspects of Reading

Philosophy of Landscape and Architecture
Chair: Elisa Caldarola
9.30-10.15 Alberto L. Siani, Landscape Character: Some Pragmatist Concerns
10.15-11.00 Ken Wilder, On Blindness and Architecture: Recasting Susanne Langer’s Virtuality as ‘Felt Space’
11.00-11.45 Jakub Stejskal, Monumentality and Art History

Everyday Aesthetics
Chair: Pauline von Bonsdorff
9.30-10.15 Lucía Jiménez Sánchez, Aesthetic Normativity in Everyday Acts of Appreciation
10.15-11.00 Nélio Conceição, Walking through Everyday Life: Between Attention, Disruption and Defamiliarization
11.00-11.45 Federico Fantelli, The Faces of Caricature

Aesthetic Matters VII
Chair: Elena Tavani
9.30-10.15 Onerva Kiianlinna, Aesthetic Gadgets and Predictive Minds: Universalism in Evolutionary Aesthetics Today
10.15-11.00 Catherine Robb, Alfred Archer and Georgina Mills, Aesthetic Power
11.00-11.45 Alfonso Hoyos Morales, A Phenomenological Review of the Concept of Natural Beauty

11.45-12.00 Coffee break

Chair: Connell Vaughan
12.00-12.45 Ken Wilder, Elisa Caldarola and Enrico Terrone, Beholding: Situated Art and the Aesthetics of Reception

Philosophy of the Arts
Chair: Iris Vidmar Jovanović
12.00-12.45 Lauren Stephens, A Sartrean Look at Art
12.45-13.30 Salvador Rubio Marco, “Can Poems Do Philosophy?”: The Philosopher as a Sportsman of the Mind

Topics in the History of Aesthetics II
Chair: Vítor Moura
12.00-12.45 Adrián Kvokačka, The Sublime Redivivus. Kant’s Legacy for Contemporary Art
12.45-13.30 Andrew Huddleston, The Afterlife of the Sacred: Rothko’s Chapel

Aesthetic Matters VIII
Chair: Francisca Pérez Carreño
12.00-12.45 María Jimena Clavel Vázquez and Adriana Clavel-Vázquez, The Rhythm of the Eye: Expectations, Imagination, and Aesthetic Perception
12.45-13.30 Lisa Schmalzried, Kitschy Kitsch and Kitschy Art: Kitsch as an Aesthetic Category and an Aesthetic Property

13.30-15.00 Lunch break

Aesthetics and the Future
Chair: Uku Tooming
15.00-15.45 Claire Anscomb, Automating Aesthetic Choices: How Does AI Affect Human Creativity?
15.45-16.30 Mona Tärk, Skin of Stones, And How Art Can Make Us Think More Ecologically

Aesthetic Experience
Chair: Pauline von Bonsdorff
15.00-15.45 Federica Gregoratto, Aesthetic Transformative Experience. A Pragmatist Outline
15.45-16.30 Natxo Navarro Renalias, The Unreflective Everyday Aesthetic Experience

Aesthetics of Video Games
Chair: Connell Vaughan
15.00-15.45 Karl Egerton, Games and Disinterestedness
15.45-16.30 Nele Van de Mosselaer, Virtual Fictions: On the Representational Aspects of Videogame Door

Aesthetic Matters IX
Chair: Salvador Rubio Marco
15.00-15.45 Alex Fisher, In Defence of Fictional Examples
15.45-16.30 Radu Bumbăcea, The Subjective Knowledge Theory. A Defense

16.30-16.45 Coffee break

16.45-18.15 Plenary Session Virve Sarapik
Title: tba
Chair: Regina-Nino Mion


Registration deadline: June 1, 2022

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