2017 Southeastern Student Conference in Aesthetics


Saturday, March 18

College of Charleston

Charleston, South Carolina


Plenary Roundtable Participants

Sherri Irvin (University of Oklahoma)

Julian Dodd (University of Manchester)

Student Speakers


Sydney Harvey (University of Missouri, Kansas City), "Diagesis: Film and the Aesthetics of the Mind"

Melani Shahin (Fordham University), "Playing into Time: Dasein as the Ecstatic Musician"

Adam Grimes (Warren Wilson College), "Familiar Spaces: What is 'The Street' in Street Art?"


Joshua Myers (University of Miami), "Plays, Productions and Performances: An Ontology of Theatre"

Tyler Pugeda (California State University, Northridge), "The Ontology of American Sign Language Poems"

Nicolas Delgado Alcega (University of Miami), "A Revised Architectural Ontology: Contributions to Roman Ingarden's Ontology of the Work of Architecture"

Reagan Petty (Wofford College), "Getting the Gold Out of It: The Found Object in Self-Taught Art" 


Will Kidder (University at Albany), "Imagining Bad: Television Antiheroes, Empathy, and the Aesthetic Value of Imaginary Resistance in Degrees"

Stephanie Holt (University of North Carolina, Charlotte), "The Aesthetic Dimension of the Prison Industrial Complex: Rendering the Invisible Visible Through Art"

Maia Wellborn (Furman University), "Aesthetic Objectivism's 'Joyous Possession of the Natural World:' Toward a Religiously Useful Appreciation of Sublimity in the Natural environment"

This is a roundtable-style conference. To facilitate discussion, all papers are available to read here.

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Sponsored by:

The Aesthetics Work Group at the College of Charleston

The American Society for Aesthetics

Department of Philosophy at the College of Charleston

Undergraduate Philosophical Society at CofC