Welcome

The Aesthetics Research Centre coordinates, enables and promotes research in philosophy of art and aesthetics at the University of Kent. ARC brings together faculty and postgraduate students from four different departments and three different schools and is characterised by a strong interdisciplinary ethos.

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RESEARCH EVENTS AUTUMN 2018

Wednesday 3rd October 2018
5pm in Grimond Lecture Theatre 3, University of Kent

Dr Catharine Abell (University of Manchester)
The Norms of Realism and the Case of Non-Traditional Casting

more info and recording

Monday 15th October 2018
5pm in the Lupino Screening Room, Grimond Building, University of Kent 

Dr Julian Hanich (University of Groningen)
Why Film Studies Needs More Fine-Grained Emotion Terms…and Why Phenomenology Might Help

more info 

Wednesday 24th October 2018
5pm in GLT3

Professor Semir Zeki (University College London)
The Neurobiology of Beauty

Monday 12th November 2018
5pm in Darwin Lecture Theatre 2

Professor Sonia Sedivy (Department of Philosophy, University of Toronto)
Aesthetic Properties, History and Perception

more info and recording

Wednesday 5th December 2015
5pm, venue tbc

Professor Martin Hammer (University of Kent)
“The Silent Kingdom of Paint”: Walter Sickert, Edward Hopper, and Virginia Woolf

more info

Members

Director

Dr Michael Newall (History & Philosophy of Art, University of Kent)

Members

Dr Dieter Declercq (Film, School of Arts)

Dr Edward Kanterian (Philosophy, University of Kent)

Dr Eleen M. Deprez (History & Philosophy of Art, University of Kent)

Dr Freya Vass-Rhee (Drama, University of Kent)

Dr Graeme A. Forbes (Philosophy, University of Kent)

Dr Hans Maes (History & Philosophy of Art, University of Kent)

Dr Jonathan Friday (History & Philosophy of Art, University of Kent)

Dr Lubomira Radoilska (Philosophy, University of Kent)

Dr Margrethe Bruun Vaage (Film, University of Kent)

Prof Murray Smith (Film, University of Kent)

Dr Mark Windsor (History & Philosophy of Art, University of Kent)

Dr Sean Williams (School of Music and Fine Arts, Audio Electronics, University of Kent)

Prof Simon Kirchin (Philosophy, University of Kent)

Dr Shaun May (Drama, Theatre and Media, University of Kent)

Our postgraduate members

Alaina Piro Schempp (Phd Candidate Film, School of Arts)

Claire Anscombe (Phd Candidate History and Philosophy of Art, School of Arts)

David Brown, (PhD Candidate Film, School of Arts)

Francesca Cavallo (Phd Candidate History and Philosophy of Art, School of Arts)

Neil McCarthy (PhD Candidate Film, School of Arts)

Jade Wackett (Phd Candidate History and Philosophy of Art, School of Arts)

Sabina Sitoianu (Phd Candidate Film, School of Arts)

Sara Janssen (Phd Candidate Film and History and Philosophy of Art, School of Arts)

Tracey Falcon (Phd Candidate History and Philosophy of Art, School of Arts)

Advisory committee

Professor David Davies (McGill, Canada)
Professor Matthew Kieran (University of Leeds, UK)
Professor Jerrold Levinson (University of Maryland, USA)
Professor Paisley Livingston (Lingnan University, Hong Kong, China)
Professor Jennifer McMahon (University of Adelaide, Australia)
Professor Alex Neill (Southampton University, UK)
Professor Elisabeth Schellekens (University of Uppsala)
Professor Kathleen Stock (University of Sussex, UK)

Webmaster

Eleen M. Deprez: eleendeprez [at] gmail [dot] com

Research expertise 

The group has particular research expertise around visual art forms including painting, photography and film; depiction and representation; intersections between ethics and aesthetics; beauty, taste and the sublime in 18th century aesthetics; the aesthetics of popular music; the interrelations between art and science; and topics in the contemporary philosophy of art.

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Talks & Conferences

Here you can find video, audio, and photos from past research events.

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