FINALIZED Conference Schedule (updated October 3)

Opening Reception and Keynote

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

Haggerty Art 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 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”


About Melissa Shew

I teach Philosophy at Marquette University and am co-editor with Kim Garchar (Kent State) of Philosophy for Girls: An Invitation to the Life of Thought.
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