For the next colloquium of the semester, held on March 7, 2019 (Thursday), we are very pleased to welcome American philosopher Richard Shusterman, who will give a talk on the topic “Somaesthetics: Philosophical Roots and Performative Practice”
The talk will start at 4:00 pm in M6094 Future Cinema Studio.
Date: March 07, 2019 (Thursday)
Time: 4:00 pm
Venue: M6094 Future Cinema Studio, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, 18 Tat Hong Avenue, Kowloon Tong
Topic: Somaesthetics: Philosophical Roots and Performative Practice
After introducing the field of somaesthetics and tracing its philosophical roots and different branches, Richard Shusterman will illustrate its expression in contemporary art and philosophy, focusing ultimately on his own experience of performative practice as documented in his book The Adventures of the Man in Gold (2016).
Richard Shusterman is the Dorothy F. Schmidt Eminent Scholar in the Humanities. Educated at Jerusalem and Oxford, he was chair of the Temple University Philosophy Department before coming to FAU in 2005. He has held academic appointments in Paris, Berlin, and Hiroshima and was awarded senior research Fulbright and NEH fellowships. His widely translated research covers many topics in the human and social sciences with particular emphasis on questions of philosophy, aesthetics, culture, language, identity, and embodiment. Authored books include T.S. Eliot and the Philosophy of Criticism (Columbia), Practicing Philosophy (Routledge), Performing Live (Cornell), Surface and Depth (Cornell), Pragmatist Aesthetics (Blackwell, 2nd ed. Rowman & Littlefield, and translated into 12 languages), and most recently Body Consciousness (Cambridge). His non-technical essays have been published in the Nation and the Chronicle of Higher Education and in various art reviews and catalogues, such as artpress and Dokumenta. He directs the FAU Center for Body, Mind, and Culture (www.fau.edu/artsandleetters/bodymindculture).
His FAU webpage is http://www.fau.edu/artsandleetters/humanitieschair/.