Members

Directors

Dr Hans Maes
Prof Murray Smith
Dr Michael Newall

Members

Our Postgraduate members

    • Alaina Piro Schempp (Phd Candidate Film, School of Arts)
    • Angelo Cioffi (Phd Candidate History and Philosophy of Art, School of Arts)
    • Claire Anscombe (Phd Candidate History and Philosophy of Art, School of Arts)
    • Dieter Declercq (Phd Candidate Film, School of Arts)
    • Eleen Deprez (Phd Candidate History and Philosophy of Art, 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 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)
    • Shelby Moser (Phd Candidate 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)
  • Associate Professor Jennifer McMahon (University of Adelaide, Australia)
  • Professor Alex Neill (Southampton University, UK)
  • Professor Elisabeth Schellekens (University of Uppsala & University of Durham)
  • Dr. Kathleen Stock (University of Sussex, UK)

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.