Dissonance and Dissidence: Counterpoints in Aesthetics and Politics

Dissonance and Dissidence: Counterpoints in Aesthetics and Politics

May 12 – 13, 2015
University of Toronto
Room 208N, 1 Devonshire Place (North House)
Munk School of Global Affairs -Trinity College Site

Tuesday May 12, 2015

2:00 Opening Remarks

2:10 Lambert Zuidervaart, University of Toronto
Creating a Disturbance: Art, Social Ethics, and Relational Autonomy

3:10 Lydia Goehr, Columbia University
Music De-Tuned and Works Dis-Composed

4:10 Espen Hammer, Temple University
Happiness and Pleasure in Adorno’s Aesthetics

5:10 David Suchoff, Colby College
Dissonant Lineages: Beckett, Blanchot, Kafka, Rosenzweig

Wednesday May 13, 2015

10:10 Martin Morris, Wilfried Laurier University
Negative Dialectics and Popular Music

11:10 Sherry Lee, University of Toronto
Dissonant Opera, Dissident Fragments

12:10 Rebecca Comay, University of Toronto
Disappearance and Dissonance in Contemporary Sculpture (Doris Salcedo)

1:00 Lunch Break

2:10 Asaf Angermann, University of Toronto
The Ghosts of Normativity: On Law, Form, and the Law of Form

3:10 Willi Goetschel, University of Toronto
Heine’s Aesthetics of Dissonance

4:10 Open Round Table Discussion

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Department of Philosophy


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If you have an accessibility or accommodation need for this event, please contact Gayle Grisdale by email at gayle.grisdale@utoronto.ca by 9 May 2015.