For regular updates, please visit AWG’s Facebook page. Here is a list of AWG events since the group was founded in 2011.
- 2/17/14: “The Aesthetics of Affirmative Action,” Brian Soucek (University of California, Davis School of Law)
- 1/31/14: “Bad Art and the Mere Exposure Effect,” Jennifer Wright (Psychology, CofC) and Jonathan Neufeld (Philosophy, CofC)
- 1/17/14: “Mirror Neurons and Simulation Theory: A Neurophysiological Foundation for Cinematic Empathy,” Dan Shaw (Philosophy, Lock Haven University)
- 11/15/13: “Games, Striving and Topologies of Choice,” Thi Nguyen (Philosophy, Utah Valley State University)
- 10/4/13: Urban Cultural Studies introduction to inauguaral issue, Ben Fraser (Spanish, CofC)
- 9/19/13: “A Social Ontology of Art,” Mathew Rabon (Philosophy student, CofC)
- 9/5/13: “Affect in German Theater after the Performative Turn: Elfriede Jelinek’s Theater Texts in Performance,” Morgan Koerner (German, CofC)
- 4/12/13: Discussion of “Bach Defended Against his Devotees” by T. A. Adorno.
- 2/22/13: Discussion of Chapters 3-4 of Philosophy of the Performing Arts, by David Davies.
- 2/14/13: Roundtable discussion of The Lives of Animals with Jonathan Neufeld (Philosophy, CofC), Simon Lewis (English, CofC), and Ornaith O’Dowd (Philosophy, CofC)
- 2/6/13: Discussion of Chapters 1-2 of Philosophy of the Performing Arts, by David Davies.
- “Lisa Sanditz and the Suburban Sublime,” Jennifer Baker (Philosophy, CofC)
- Public Lecture, “Cover Records as Social Commentary,” Ted Gracyk (Philosophy, MN State, Moorhead)
- “Why Birds Don’t Make Music,” Ted Gracyk (Philosophy, MN State, Moorhead)
- Public Lecture, “Participatory Art,” Michael Kelly (Philosophy, UNC, Charlotte)
- “Participatory Art and Aesthetics,” (AWG meeting) Michael Kelly (Philosophy, UNC, Charlotte)
- “The Transgender Gaze in Film,” Richard Nunan (Philosophy, CofC ),
- Discussion of “Living Takes Many Forms,” by Shannon Jackson and “Microutopias: Public Practice in the Public Sphere,” by Carol Becker
- Discussion of “Living as Form,” by Nato Thompson and “Eventwork: The Fourfold Matrix of Contemporary Social Movements,” by Brian Holmes.
- “Participation as Spectacle: Where Are We Now?” by Claire Bishop and “Democratizing Urbanization and the Search for a New Civic Imagination,” by Teddy Cruz
- “Metaphor and Metaphysics in Zhuangzi,” Tyler Ray (Philosophy and Religious Studies student, CofC)
- Public Lecture, “The Norms of Nature Appreciation,” Glenn Parsons (Philosophy, Ryerson University, Toronto)
- Discussion of “Interaction and Nature Appreciation,” by Robert Stecker.
- “Tibetan Poetry in Exile,” Amberjade Mwekali (Philosophy student, CofC )
- “Emotional and Ethical Expression in Music,” Jonathan Neufeld (Philosophy, CofC)