Kendall Walton Symposium

01.12.2007

The symposium on Kendall Walton and the aesthetics of photography and film began yesterday and it ended today at the University of Kent. For the record — especially for those who did not attend this important event — the following is a list of the talks:

FRIDAY, 30 NOV.

Murray Smith (University of Kent), “Welcome and Introduction”

Jonathan Friday (University of Kent), “The Experience of Stillness and Motion in Still Photography”

Patrick Maynard (University of Western Ontario), “Hipshooting: Regarding Photography’s Functions and Its Arts”

Gregory Currie (University of Nottingham), “Pictures of King Arthur”

SATURDAY, 1 DEC.

Scott Walden (Nassau Community College/New York University), “Warranted Stills: Disentangling the Epistemic Advantages of Photography”

Tom Wartenberg (Mount Holyoke College), “On the Alleged Ubiquity of Filmic Narrators”

Kendall Walton (University of Michigan), “What (Else) Is Special About Photographs?”