BODY PHILOSOPHY & ART:

Developing Sam Mallin’s Thinking


A Conference at York University, Toronto, April 2-3, 2011,
bringing together people working in fields such as philosophy, the visual arts, music,
and nursing, whose thinking and practice have been influenced by Sam Mallin’s
body-hermeneutic phenomenological method and its results,
to collaboratively develop lines of thought it opens up.


All events will be held at Founders College, York University, Toronto. Saturday’s sessions will be held in the Senior Common Room. Dinner on Saturday and the sessions on Sunday will be held in the Assembly Hall.

An interactive map of the York campus is here.
A printable/downloadable PDF map of the York campus
(showing Founders College as Building #50) is here.

A map showing the general location of York's Keele campus in Toronto is here.
Some directions to York by public transit are here.


PROGRAM

Saturday, April 2, 2011

9:30 – 9:40
Introductions

9:40 – 11:00
Claudio Duran: “Ways We Can Relate to Others, Ourselves, and the World”
Diego Nigro: “The Art of Teaching Phenomenologically and with Solicitude”
Matthew King: “How Do I Decide?”
Astrida Neimanis: “Morning Sickness: Towards a Posthumanist
Phenomenological Method”


11:00 – 12:00
Discussion

12:00 – 1:00
Lunch break

1:00 – 2:20
Mar’yana Svarnyk: “Ways of Approaching Heidegger’s Holy through Body Hermeneutics”
Gary McNeely: “Parr’s Vision – Cezanne’s Doubt”
Matthew Crippen: “Experience and Art: Merleau-Pontian Illustrations of Dewey’s Anti-Subjectivism”
Ellen Miller: “Sylvia Plath and White Ignorance: Race and Gender in
‘The Arrival of the Bee Box’”

2:20 – 3:20
Discussion

3:40 – 5:00
Helen Fielding: “The Cultivation of Perception”
Francine Wynn: “Questioning Nursing”
Tristan Laing: “Bodies in Conflict: The Hermeneutic Ontology of Values”
J. Keeping: "Time is out of Joint: A Hermeneutic Phenomenology of Grief"

5:00 – 6:00
Discussion

6:00
Catered dinner*, featuring music by David McFarlane and the Smoking Mothers
*Please RSVP by Mar. 22 to Matthew King

Sunday, April 3, 2011

10:30 – 11:30
David McFarlane: “Young Man and Girl in Spring”

11:30 – 12:30
Ed Pien: “Negotiating the Self”

12:30 – 1:30
Lunch break

1:30 – 2:30
Lani Maestro: TBA

2:30 – 3:30
Stephen Horne: “Here to Zero, Thirty Years After”

3:40 – 4:40
Roundtable discussion with all presenters from both days

4:45 – 6:00
Sam Mallin, Keynote Presentation

For more information, please contact Matthew King or Helen Fielding.

The organizers wish to thank the following for their support of this conference: The Department of Philosophy, the Graduate Program in Social and Political Thought, Founders College, and the York Ad Hoc Grants for Conferences Fund.