SublimAE Seminar

SublimAE (the Sublime and Aesthetic Experiences) seminar, in connection with SublimAE ANR project, will focus on the interdisciplinary study of Aesthetic Experiences with an eye to the sublime by bringing together philosophy, psychology, and social sciences. We will explore, on the one hand, how the experience of the sublime connects to other similar or contrast experiences (the beautiful, terrible beauty, awe, wonder, the uncanny, …), and, on the other hand, the impact these experiences, and more specifically aesthetic ones, have on our representation of the self.

The seminar will feature presentations by members of the project, as well as by invited speakers. It will be an annual seminar with (ideally) fortnightly meetings (check the agenda!).

Venue: Institut Jean Nicod, Salle de réunion, ground floor, Pavillon Jardin 29 rue d’Ulm, 75005 Paris (you can enter also from 24 rue Lhomond)

Time: Generally, 3pm-5pm



Upcoming sessions

18 October [3-5pm]: Dustin Stokes (University of Utah), Expertise and the contents of experience 

8 November [3-5pm]: Larissa Berger (Forschungsinstitut für Philosophie Hannover), TBA

22 November [3-5pm]: Esteban Buch (EHESS, CRAL) & Mario Lorenzo (EHESS, CRAL), Le beau vs le sublime: l’apport de l’analyse musicale

13 December [3-5pm]: Alice Dupas (Université Grenoble Alpes), TBA


Past sessions

14 June 2021 [1-3pm]: Amélie Jacquot (Université Paris 8), Étudier le sublime en musique : une approche expérimentale

31 May 2021 [exceptionally 11am-1pm]: Hyojun Lee & Marco Sperduti (LMCC),The beauty and the self

17 May 2021 [exceptionally 5-7pm]: Sandra Shapshay (CUNY), The Sublime Aesthetics of Monuments

12 April 2021 [1-3pm]: Jérôme Dokic (EHESS-IJN), Les expériences auto-transcendantes et le sublime

22 March 2021 [exceptionally 9-11am]: Tom Cochrane (Flinders University), Aesthetic values are distal versions of practical values

15 March 2021 [exceptionally 5-7pm]: Emily Brady (Texas A&M University), The Sublime and Wonder

8 February 2021 [1-3pm]: Filippo Contesi (Universitat de Barcelona), Shareability in Art Appreciation

25 January 2021 [1-3pm]: Julien Deonna (University of Geneva), On the Good that Moves us

7 December 2020 [1-3pm]: Pascal Engel (EHESS, CRAL), Le mélo sublime : Douglas Sirk

23 November 2020 [exceptionally 5-7pm]: Jerrold Levinson (University of Maryland), Musical Sublimity

16 November 2020 [1-3pm]: Nicole Hall (Postdoctoral researcher, Philosophy, Texas A&M University), On the Cusp of the Sublime: Environmental and Artistic Sublimity

5 October 2020 [1-3pm]: Frédérique de Vignemont (CNRS-IJN), 50 shades of affective coloring of perception

8 June 2020: Sylvaine Guyot (Harvard University), Historiciser le sublime. Éclat vs. grâce : une querelle du classicisme

6 May 2020: Raphaël Millière (Ruhr-University Bochum), Making sense of selflessness: a closer look at drug-induced disruptions of self-consciousness

19 March 2020 [exceptionally 5-7pm]: Jerrold Levinson (University of Maryland), TBA CANCELLED

9 March 2020: Joerg Fingerhut (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), The Aesthetic Self

24 February 2020: Margherita Arcangeli & Jérôme Dokic (EHESS-IJN), What awe has to do with the sublime?

27 January 2020: Jérôme Dokic (EHESS-IJN), Pluralisme esthétique et expériences-limites

16 December 2019: Tomas Koblizek (Department of Analytic Philosophy, Institute of Philosophy, CAS, Prague), Contemporary Art and the Non-Perceptual Aesthetic Experience

12 December 2019 (joint ÆCS/SublimAE session): Robert Hopkins (NYU), Aesthetic Engagement, Imagining and the Draw of the Real [exceptionally in Salle Paul Langevin, second floor, ENS 29 rue d’Ulm ]

9 December 2019: Joerg Fingerhut (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), The Aesthetic Self  CANCELLED

8 October 2019 (joint ÆCS/SublimAE session): Dustin Stokes (University of Utah), Perceptual expertise, skill and creativity

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