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Virtual Graduate Workshop and Symposium in Art and Otherness

The Bergen Network for Women in Philosophy (BNWP) hosted a virtual graduate student workshop and symposium form April 29th – 30th, 2020.

Teksten "Art & otherness" med en gren som bakgrunn
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Francesca Wiegand

The Bergen Network for Women in Philosophy (BNWP) at the University of Bergen, Norway (UiB) hosted its second graduate student workshop and symposium, this time virtually, from April 29th – 30th, 2020, however, with a ‘slimmed’ program consisting of close workshop sessions for participants only and keynote lectures for participants and BNWP members.

Invited speakers are Danièle Moyal-Sharrock (University of Hertfordshire) and Sharon Rider (Uppsala University). 

Thursday, 30th April 2020 

10:00 – 11:30: Danièle Moyal-Sharrock: “The alter Ego of Literature”
In this lecture, I will consider the creative writer as someone who loses their ego to language; and her work as a reflection, through another, of ourselves.


13:30 – 15:00: Sharon Rider: “Art as Vocation”
I am to talk about “Art and Otherness” Inspired by Max Weber’s famous speech “Science as a Vocation”, I will begin by considering the “outer circumstances” of art and the work of the artist today: what the activity of engaging in artistic endeavors entails and presumes in terms of its material conditions. I will  then turn to my main point, the “inner conditions” of art: the aim and meaning of art,  which has to do with an idea of “otherness” that is somewhat “other” than is common today. This I hope will provide some kind of answer to one of the questions posed by the organizers in the CFP: “How does art disclose what is other -- that is, strange; new; foreign -- in the familiar?” To this end, I will especially focus on the theme of de-familiarization in the work of 20th-century formalist theorists which I think merit renewed consideration.

You find the program of the whole event attached.

All the best for you and your families!

Jasmin Trächtler

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