FINALIZED Conference Schedule (updated October 3)

Opening Reception and Keynote

Wednesday, October 12, 2011; 5:30 – 8 p.m.

Haggerty Art Museum

Program:

Welcome: Curtis L. Carter, Conference Chair

Greetings from Marquette University: Provost John Pauly

Greetings from Marquette University Department of Philosophy: Chair: James South

Greetings from the City and the Milwaukee Arts Community: Martha Brown, Deputy Director Milwaukee Department of City Development

Keynote speaker: Gao Jianping (China Academy of Social Sciences), “A Study of European and Chinese Painting”

Thursday, October 13; 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Note: All sessions for Thursday and Friday will be held in the basement of Raynor Memorial Library on Marquette’s campus, in conference centers A and B

Session One

Greetings from the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences: Dean Philip Rossi S.J.

Chair: Sebastian Luft, Department of Philosophy, Marquette University

  • ·8:30-9:30: Jason Wirth (Seattle University),

“The Unsettled Boundaries of Philosophy”

  • ·9:30-10:30: Cheng Xiangzhan (Shandong University),

“The Archetype of Chinese Aesthetic Activity and a Construction of Everyday Aesthetics”

10:30-10:45: BREAK

Session Two

Chair: Catlyn Origitano, Department of Philosophy, Marquette University

  • ·10:45-11:45: Garry Hagberg (Bard College),

“Jazz Improvisation and Japanese Parchment: The Art of Unmediated Gesture in Two Cultures”

12:00 to 1:45: LUNCH BREAK

Session Three

Chair: Melissa Shew, Department of Philosophy, Marquette University

  • ·1:45-2:45:  John Lysaker (Emory University),

“Renewing the Ancient Quarrel, or, Engaging Art’s Emphatic Claims”

  • ·2:45-3:45:  Liu Yeudi (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences),

“Aesthetic Ethics and Ethical Aesthetics: Wittgenstein, Dewey and Confucianism”

3:45-4:00:  BREAK 

Session Four

Chair: Barrett McCormick, Department of Political Science, Marquette University

  • ·4:00-5:00:  Mary Bittner Wiseman (CUNY),

“What’s the Difference? Art in China: A Case Study”

  • ·5:00-6:00 Wang Chunchen, (Central Academy of Fine Arts)

“The Political Connexion: Rightness and Ethical Paradox in Contemporary Art”

MILWAUKEE ART MUSEUM Exhibition OPENING RECEPTION: “Impressionism: Master Works on Paper” 6 to 8 pm. Dinner on own.

Friday, October 14; 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Session Five

Chair: Jon Su, Department of English, Marquette University

  • ·8:30-9:30:  Eva Man (Hong Kong Baptist University),

“Metaphysics, Corporeality and Visuality: A Developmental and Comparative Review of the Discourses on Chinese Ink Painting”

  • ·9:30-10:30:  Stephen Davies (University of Auckland),

“Bali and the Management of Culture”

10:30-10:45:  BREAK

Session Six

Chair: Daniel Meissner, Department of History, Marquette University

  • ·10:45-11:45:  Liu Chengji (Beijing Normal University of China),

“The Body and Its Image in Classical Chinese Aesthetics”

  • ·11:45-12:45:  Richard Shusterman (Florida International University),

“Somaesthetics as an Ethical Imperative”

12:45-1:45:  LUNCH BREAK

Session Seven

Chair: Andrea Schneider, Marquette University Law School

  • ·1:45-2:45:  Ivan Gaskell (Harvard University),

“Spilt Ink: Staging Chineseness in Contemporary Chinese Art”

  • ·2:45-3:45:  Peng Feng (Peking University),

“Universality, Identity, and the Pursuit of Cultural Appreciation”

Session Eight

Chair: Margaret Walker, Schenke Chairholder, Department of Philosophy, Marquette University

  • ·3:45-4:45:  Noel Carroll (Graduate Center, CUNY),

“Anglophone Philosophy of Art meets Marxist-Leninist Philosophy of Art”

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UNSETTLED BOUNDARIES: Schedule of events

UNSETTLED BOUNDARIES: PHILOSOPHY, ART, AND ETHICS EAST/WEST
 
Marquette University
Department of Philosophy
October 12-14, 2011
 
Schedule of Events
 
 
Wednesday, October 12: OPENING RECEPTION from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Haggerty Museum
       Welcome: Curtis L. Carter, Conference Chair 
·      Greetings from Marquette University: Provost John Pauly
·      Greetings from Marquette University Department of Philosophy: Chair: James South
·      Greetings from the City and the Milwaukee Arts Community: Martha            Brown, Deputy Director Milwaukee Department of Ciity Development
·      Keynote speaker: Gao Jianping (China Academy of Social Sciences), “A Study of European and Chinese Painting”
Thursday, October 13
Greetings from The Klinger College of Arts and Sciences: Dean Philip Rossi S. J.
Chair: Sebastian Luft (Marquette University Department of Philosophy)
8:30-9:30: Jason Wirth (Seattle University), “The Unsettled Boundaries of Philosophy”
9:30-10:30: Cheng Xiangzhan (Shandong University), “The Archetype of Chinese Aesthetic Activity and a Construction of Everyday Aesthetics”
10:30-10:45: BREAK
Chair: MU Graduate Student (Marquette University Department of Philosophy)
10:45-11:45:   Garry Hagberg (Bard College), “Jazz Improvisation and Japanese Parchment: The Art of Unmediated Gesture in Two Cultures”
11: 45-12:45:  TBA 
12:45 to 1:45: LUNCH BREAK
·      Speakers invited to lunch in the Lunde Room 
Chair: Melissa Shew (Marquette University Department of Philosophy)
1:45-2:45:  John Lysaker (Emory University), “Renewing the Ancient Quarrel, or, Engaging Art’s Emphatic Claims”
2:45-3:45:  Liu Yeudi (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences), “Aesthetic Ethics and Ethical Aesthetics: Wittgenstein, Dewey and Confucianism”
3:45-4:00:  BREAK 
Chair: Barrett McCormick (Marquette University Department of Political Science)
4:00-5:00:  Mary Wiseman (CUNY), “What’s the Difference? Art in China: A Case Study”
5:00-6:00: Wang Chunchen (Central Academy of Fine Arts), “The Political Connexion: Rightness and Ethical Paradox in Contemporary Art” 
MILWAUKEE ART MUSEUM Exhibition OPENING RECEPTION: “Impressionism: Master Works on Paper” 6 to 8 pm. Dinner on your own. 
Friday, October 14
Chair: John Su (Marquette University Department of English)
8:30-9:30:   Eva Man (Hong Kong Baptist University), “Metaphysics, Corporeality and Visuality: A Developmental and Comparative Review of the Discourses on Chinese Ink Painting”
9:30-10:30  Stephen Davies (University of Auckland), “Bali and the Management of Culture”
 10:30-10:45:  BREAK
Chair: Daniel Meissner (Marquette University Department of History)
10:45-11:45: Liu Chengji (Beijing Normal University), “The Body and Its Image in Classical Chinese Aesthetics”
11:45-12:45  Richard Shusterman (Florida Atlantic University), “Somaesthetics as an Ethical Imperative”
12:45-1:45:  LUNCH BREAK
Chair: Andrea Schneider (Marquette University Law School)
1:45-2:45:  Ivan Gaskell (Harvard University), “Spilt Ink: Staging Chineseness in Contemporary Chinese Art”
2:45-3:45:  Peng Feng (Peking University), “Universality, Identity, and the Pursuit of Cultural Appreciation”
 3:45-4:00 BREAK
Chair: Margaret Walker (Schuenke Chair, Marquette University Department of Philosophy)
4:00:  Noel Carroll   (Graduate Center, CUNY), “Anglophone Philosophy of Art meets Marxist-Leninist Philosophy of Art”
 6:30 p.m.: Closing Banquet at the University Club
 Closing Remarks: Gao Jianping, (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences)
  •  James South (Chair, Marquette University Department of Philosophy)
  •  Curtis L. Carter (Marquette University Department of Philosophy)
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Unsettled Boundaries: Philosophy, Art, and Ethics East/West (2011)

Unsettled Boundaries:  Philosophy, Art, and Ethics East/West

Department of Philosophy, Marquette University

Milwaukee, Wisconsin:  October 12-14, 2011

Objectives:

1.)     To advance mutual scholarly communication, cooperation, and understanding among Chinese and American scholars on a topic of mutual interest.

2.)    To encourage cultural exchange among Chinese and American scholars and students.

3.)    To bring new perspectives to the relation of philosophy, art, and ethics in a global context of East/West scholarship.

Interrelations of Philosophy, Art, and Ethics: Traditionally, painters, poets, and literati artists of China were expect to possess expertise in philosophy, as well as mastery of literary and painting skills in the context of an ethical life.  Currently, Chinese scholars are engaged in serious efforts to address the ways that traditional Chinese ideas can be merged with contemporary Chinese thought in order to look toward the future.  In so doing, Chinese thought also engages Western aesthetics and ethical theories in an effort to assess their importance for developing their own theories.  Likewise, Western scholars are realizing that they have much to learn from Eastern thought in exploring traditional and contemporary Chinese ideas concerning philosophy, art, and ethics.  This conference, which will represent a variety of points of view from Chinese and Western scholars, will explore the objectives outlined above.  In the spirit of conversation between Western and Chinese thinking about these matters, you are invited to bring your philosophical strengths, training, and interests to these topics.  We anticipate a range of views stemming from philosophy, ethics, aesthetics, art history, and related fields.

Participating Chinese and Western scholars invited include:  Gao Jianping (aesthetics and literary theory), Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; Liu Yuedi (aesthetics, contemporary art theory), Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; Peng Feng (aesthetics, philosophy), Peking University; Wang Chunchen (contemporary art), Central Academy of Fine Arts; Eva Man (philosophy) Hong Kong Baptist University; Zhou Xian (aesthetics and literary theory), Nanking University; Liu Chengji (philosophy), Beijing Normal University); Cheng Xiangzhan, (aesthetics and literary theory), Shandong University; Noel Carroll (aesthetics and ethics), Graduate Center, CUNY; Stephen Davies (philosophy, aesthetics), University of Auckland; Ivan Gaskell (art history), Harvard Univeristy; John Lysaker (philosophy), Emory University;  Garry Hagberg (aesthetics and ethics), Bard College; Richard Shusterman (philosophy), Florida International University;  Jason Wirth (philosophy, film), Seattle University;  and Mary Wiseman (aesthetics and ethics), CUNY.

Contemporary Relevance of this Conference: The interest in literally all aspects of cultural exchanges between China and the West, from economic and trade concerns to philosophy, art, and ethics, are at the forefront and intersection of pressing contemporary issues.  This exciting conference, which brings scholars into cross-cultural conversation, aims to bring forth new insights into the conceptual and social interrelations of philosophy, art, and ethics.  Examining these interwoven topics will both contribute to a global appreciation and critical analysis of the worth of philosophy, art, and ethics in Chinese and Western thought.

Contact Information: Curtis L. Carter (curtis.carter@marquette.edu), Department of Philosophy, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, 53201.  Office phone:  (414)288-6962.

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