Bergen Network for Women in Philosophy
Graduate workshop

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.

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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.

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

Thursday, 30th April 2020 (Zoom)

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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