Impact Of Art On Contemporary Society Theme Of Lecture Series
September 26, 2002--
fundamentals of art are universal? Does the First Amendment properly
define and defend artistic expression?
These will be
some of the questions discussed as part of the University of Virginia’s
Forum for Contemporary Thought, a speaker series sponsored by the
Society” will be the theme of the forum, created to foster
intellectual community and dialogue across disciplines. U.Va.’s
College of Arts & Sciences, the Olsson Center for Applied Ethics
and the schools of law, business, engineering, architecture, education
and nursing fund it.
The series will
begin on Monday, Sept. 30, with Brian Stock, professor of history
and literature from the University of Toronto. His talk, "Ethics
and the Humanities: The Role of Reading Practices," will be
at 4 p.m. in Wilson Hall 402. The event is co-sponsored by the Religious
Studies Department and Institute for Practical Ethics. The series
will end with the Centennial Symposium for Karl Popper on Nov. 23.
The talks are
free and open to the public.
3: Wendy Steiner, director of Penn Humanities Forum and
professor of English, University of Pennsylvania, “The Trouble
with Beauty." 4 p.m. Wilson 402. Book signing to follow.
10: Susan McClary, professor of musicology, UCLA, "Evidence
of Things Not Seen: History, Subjectivities, Music." 4 p.m.
Wilson 402. Reception to follow.
21: Henry Jenkins, professor of humanities and director
of the comparative media studies program at M.I.T. "Games,
the New Lively Art?" Wilson 402. Reception to follow (co-sponsored
by the Media Studies Program).
25: Guillermo Gomez-Pena, performer rand writer, “‘Mexotica
3000’ A Living Diorama Performance” (in collaboration
with Juan Ybarra). 7 p.m. Fringe Festival. Location, TBA.
27: "Ethno Techno,” The Gladys Blizzard Lecture.
Campbell Hall 158 (co-sponsored by The Virginia Film Festival, U.Va.
Art Museum, Hispanic Studies Program and Brown College).
25: Lynn Hershman, digital/film/video/installation artist,
“Pandora's Bots and Reproductive Rights in an Age of Digital
and Human Sampling." 1 p.m.Clemons 201
26: "Teknolust” screening, 1 p.m. Vinegar Hill
28: Marjorie Heins, director of the Free Expression Policy
Project, New York. "The Miracle, Film Censorship and the Entanglement
of Church and State." Lecture and book signing to follow. 1
p.m. Wilson 402.
8: Elliot Eisner, professor of education and art, School
of Education, Stanford University. "The Arts and the Creation
of Mind." 4 p.m. Wilson Hall 402. Reception to follow.
15: Susan Haack, professor of philosophy, University of
Miami."Not Till It's Over: Reflections on the End of Science."
4 p.m. Wilson Hall 402. Book signing to follow.
18: Frederick Schauer, professor of the First Amendment,
John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard."Does Art Matter:
The Conundrum of Art and Public Policy." 4 p.m.Wilson Hall
402. Reception to follow.
22-23.Centennial Symposium for Karl Popper, Dome Room,
22: – 9 a.m. Ian Jarvie, professor of philosophy,
York University, Canada
10:30 a.m. David Miller, department of philosophy, Warwick University
1 p.m. George Soros, Soros Foundation, New York
2: 30 p.m. Malachi Hacohen, associate professor of history, Duke
23: -- 9 a.m. Agnes Heller, professor of philosophy and
political science, New School University, New York.
10 a.m. Joseph Agassi, professor of philosophy emeritus, Tel Aviv
University and York University.
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Katherine Jackson, (434) 924-7550