SSPC 38th Annual Symposium: Experiencing Art: Phenomenology Center's 38th Annual Symposium

The Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center Presents the 38th Annual Symposium

Thursday, March 12 - Friday, March 13, 2020

In response to the CoronaVirus outbreak, the 38th Annual Symposium, March 12-13, 2020 was held as on online, virtual event only. The link below takes you to the talks offered by Jessica Wiskus: "Impressionist Painting And the Temporal Structure of Nostalgia" & Tone Roald: "Aesthetic Experience and the Pre-reflective Self."

Impressionist Painting And the Temporal Structure of Nostalgia

Aesthetic Experience and the Pre-reflective Self  (Password: nswk)

About the Event

The Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center is delighted to welcome Prof. Jessica Wiskus and Prof. Tone Roald to Duquesne University for a two-day seminar on phenomenology and aesthetics on March 12th and 13th, 2020.

Prof. Wiskus of Duquesne University is a prominent philosopher of art and music with special interests in Merleau-Ponty, Aristotle, and Augustine; and Prof. Roald of the University of Copenhagen is an accomplished psychologist whose research combines empirical-qualitative and theoretical approaches to understanding the experience of art.

Prof. Wiskus will present a seminar on Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. on "Impressionist Painting and the Temporal Structure of Nostalgia" and Prof. Roald will present a seminar on Friday morning at 10 a.m. on "Aesthetic Experience: Investigations in Phenomenological Psychology". On Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. Profs. Wiskus and Roald will jointly lead an experiential exercise in phenomenological reflection on paintings by Monet and Cezanne.

All events will be held in the Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center in the Gumberg Library.

The Silverman Center warmly invites graduate students, faculty, and professionals in the realms especially of philosophy, psychology, psychiatry, communication studies, theology and religious studies, and beyond to participate in the seminar, which is free of charge. RSVP is appreciated but not required to Dr. Jeffrey McCurry at mccurryj@duq.edu at Duquesne University by March 1, 2020.

The Event is Free and Open to the Public.

Event Schedule

Thursday, March 12
Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center, Gumberg Library 1st Floor
2:00 PM

Impressionist Painting and the Temporal Structure of Nostalgia

Prof. Jessica Wiskus, Duquesne University

Friday, March 13
Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center, Gumberg Library 1st Floor
10:00 AM 

Aesthetic Experience: Investigations in Phenomenological Psychology

Prof. Tone Roald, University of Copenhagen

2:00 PM

Experiential Exercise in Phenomenological Reflection on Paintings by Monet and Cezanne

Prof. Jessica Wiskus, Duquesne University
Prof. Tone Roald, University of Copenhagen

About the Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center

The Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center was founded in 1980 at Duquesne University by Dr. Amedeo Giorgi and Dr. John Sallis. It was an expression of the phenomenological orientations of Duquesne University's graduate programs in philosophy and psychology. The Center proudly bears the name of Mr. Simon Silverman, who was its first major benefactor. The goal of the Center is to promote and facilitate original phenomenological research and thereby add to the corpus of literature in all disciplines, especially in continental philosophy and psychology as a human science.

The Center also serves as a campus hub for numerous intellectual activities that complement graduate programs in philosophy, psychology, theology and communication and rhetorical studies. Internationally, the Center is known for its annual sponsorship of a spring symposium and the André Schuwer Memorial Lecture Series of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (SPEP). The center's activities are to advance phenomenology in breadth and depth. All of the center's symposia acta are published.