Defended my dissertation on 27th March, 2017
The committee was great: Hanoch Ben-Yami (chair), Stacie Friend (Birkbeck, University of London), Peter Lamarque (University of York), David Weberman (supervisor)
I passed without corrections and it lasted 3 hours
“Narrative Worldmaking Beyond the Possible.” Literature and Media Innovation Twin Conference, Brussels, Belgium, March 2016
“Functions and Intentions in Interpreting Narrative Art.” British Society for Aesthetics Postgraduate Conference, University of Southampton, UK, April 2016.
Lot of great talks!
Author: Andrew Huddleston (Birkbeck, University of London):
"Beyond Value: Expanding Aesthetic Normativity"
Commentator: Alan Goldman (College of William & Mary)
Author: Frank Boardman (CUNY):
"Are We Still in Yoknapatawpha?"
Commentator: Roy T. Cook (University of Minnesota‐Twin Cities)
Author: James Harold (Mount Holyoke College):
"Consequentialism for Aesthetics"
Commentator: Nick Stang (University of Toronto)
Author: Michel‐Antoine Xhignesse (McGill University):
Commentator: Guy Rohrbaugh (Auburn University)
Author meets critics: D. Matravers, Fiction and Narrative
Critic: Kendall Walton (University of Michigan & Stanford University)
Critic: Sarah Worth (Furman University)
Critic: Anna Christina Ribeiro (Texas Tech University)
Respondent: Derek Matravers (The Open University)
Author meets critics: Alva Noë, Strange Tools
Critic: John Hyman (University of Oxford)
Critic: Stephen Davies (University of Auckland)
Respondent: Alva Noë (University of California, Berkeley)
Grant Tavinor (Lincoln University):
"What's My Motivation?"
It is a very provocative and intriguing reflection, informed philosophically and psychologically, on the phenomenology of reading and what people usually take for granted (often deceiving themselves) about their reading experiences.
Discussed an interesting psychological article on what can be learned from literature
@ University of York
"In dealing with such events, therefore—remembered events, filtered, inevitably, through the prism of my present world—I am both interpreting and creating, finding and making, at the same time: I discover a possible relationship between remembered events through imagining the possibility, and in so doing I refashion my past. There thus emerges a connection between my father and my daughter that wasn’t quite visible before." (63)