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Recent Lectures and
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“Poetics of Landscape?" forthcoming lecture, Annual Conference of the Nordic Society for Aesthetics 2024.
“Thinking Landscapes: Where is the Landscape?" invited lecture, University of Lisbon online conference, "Thinking Landscapes," June 2, 2023.
“Aesthetic Engagement, Ecoaesthetics, and Contemporary Art," invited lecture, International Conference on Ecoaesthetics and Contemporary Art at Nanjing University School of Arts, Nanjing China, December 10-11, 2022.
“Conflicting Traditions," Comparative Aesthetic Modernity: Dialogue and Theories, The Ninth International Form on Marxist Aesthetics, Durham University, UK, 12th April, 2021.
“Aesthetics and the Arts of Engagement," International Symposium: Controversy and Construction of Contemporary Aesthetics, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, December 18, 2020.
“Reflections on the Aesthetics of Violence," Plenary presentation via Skype at the 21st International Congress of Aesthetics "Possible Worlds of Contemporary Aestheitcs: Aesthetics between History, Geography and Media." The University of Belgrade, Serbia, July 22-26, 2019.
“Reflections on the Aesthetics of Violence," Keynote via Adobe Connect at the 2019 Graduate Conference "Philosofest: Practical Philsophy & Philosophical Practice," University of Ottawa/St. Paul University, Canada, March 1-3, 2019.
“Reflections on the Aesthetics of Violence," Marxist-Socialist Series, Univeristy of Maine, 28 February 2019.
“Whose Everyday? On the Cultural Aesthetics of Everyday Life," Panel on Saito, Aesthetics of the Familiar ASA, Toronto, 11 October 2018. Read by Larry Shiner.
“Music as a Paradigm of Social Aesthetics," Social Psychology Colloquim, University of São Paolo, São Paolo, Brazil. Lecture via Skype, 27 September 2018.
“Objects into Persons: The Way to Social Aesthetics," keynote lecture at conference on Social Aesthetics and the Treatment of Patients, Sigmund Freud University, Vienna, 19 May 2017.
“The Case for a Social Aesthetics," keynote address at Seminar of Social Aesthetics: Perspectives on Art and Engagement at University of São Paolo, São Paolo, Brazil. Lecture via Skype, 10 November 2016.
“Aesthetic engagement as a pathway to mental health and wellbeing," Eugene with Hughes, Oxford Handbook of Mental Health and Contemporary Western Aesthetics (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).
“Duchampian Reflections on Descartes," Festschrift Liber Amicorum for Arnold Berleant. Popular Inquiry, Vol. 10. (2022): 6-10. here
“Shadows on the Snow," or "Unlocking the Potential of Nature's Beauty," IAI News, 18 February 2022.
Podcast on Ageing, with Michael Alpert:
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“The Sublime Troubles of Postmodernism," Arts & Cultural Studies Review (Przeglad Kulturoznawczy), 4/2021.
“Aesthetic Engagement in Video Dance," in The Bloomsbury Handbook of Dance and Philosophy, ed. R. Farinas and J. Van Camp (Bloomsbury, 2021). DOI: 10.17613/M6R20RW1W
“Aesthetics and the Arts of Engagement," Roczniki Kulturoznawcze (Annals of Cultural Studies), 2021/1.
“Whose Everyday? On the Cultural Aesthetics of Everyday Life," forthcoming in Everydayness: Contemporary Aesthetic Approaches ed. by Adrián Kvokacka and Lisa Giombini.
“Reflections on the Aesthetics of Violence," Contemporary Aesthetics, guest editor Emmanouil Aretoulakis, Special Volume 7 (2019, forthcoming).
“Aesthetic Engagement in Video Dance," Dance and Philosophy, edited by Rebecca Farinas (Bloomsbury, forthcoming).
“Whose Everyday? On the Cultural Aesthetics of Everyday Life," panel on Saito, Aesthetics of the Familiar, ASA, Toronto, 11 October 2018. Read by Larry Shiner.
“The Subversion of Beauty," Chinese translation by Zhao Yu, South China Academics (Univeristy of Macau, 2018).
“Thoreau's Poetics of Nature," No Beauty, No Peace: Rethinking the Role of Beauty and Immediacy in Ecocritical Criticism, ed. Peter Quigley and Scott Slovik (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2018), pp. 41-50.
“Further Ruminations on Music as an Exemplary Art," New Sound, International Journal of Music, Issue 50, (2017), 129-137.
“Objects into Persons: The Way to Social Aesthetics,: in Aesthetics Between Art and Society: Perspectives of Arnold Berleant's Postkantian Aesthetics of Engagement, Espes Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017), 9-18.
Interview in Rethinking Modernism and the Built Environment, ed. Almantas Samalavicius (Cambridge Scholars Publ., 2017).
“Aesthetic Engagement in Video Dance," Engagement: Symposium of Philosophy and Dance,
Texas State University San Marcos, Texas 8-10 September 2016. Unpublished.
Preface to Philosophy of Landscape: To Think, Walk, Build, ed. Adriana Veríssimo Serrão (Leuven University Press), forthcoming.
“Some Questions for Ecological Aesthetics," Environmental Philosophy, Spring 2016, 123-135; Chinese trans. by Li Suijie, Dong Yue Tribune, No. 4, 2016.
“The Co-optation of Sensibility and the Subversion of Beauty," Filozofski vestnik XXXVI/1, 2015 (Ljubljana). Special issue on Everyday Aesthetics, in Slovenian. Also published (in English) in Pragmatism Today, Vol. 6 No. 2 (2015), 38-47.