Bodies In Motion Schedule

The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture of the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, Florida Atlantic University presents a two-day international conference December 4-5, 2008

Bodies in Motion:
Explorations in Perception and Performance


Click on the presentation title to view the abstract. Click here for a list of speakers or here to view the conference flyer.


Thursday, December 4, 2008

Conference sessions will take place in the Senate Chambers and Majestic Palm Room

Senate Chambers located in the Student Activities Building

9:30 Welcome Richard Shusterman ( Florida Atlantic University) and John Pritchett ,University Provost

Chair: Susan Love Brown ( Anthropology, FAU)

10:00-10:40  Hans-Peter Krüger ( University of Potsdam, Germany) " The Limits of Personality: Having a body and living the body "

10:40-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-11:40 Prisca Augustyn ( Florida Atlantic University) "Jakob von Uexküll’s Umweltlehre and Biosemiotics"

11:50-12:30 Donald Morse ( Webster University) "The Performance of Thinking"    

Lunch break from 12:30-2:00

Chair: Carol Gould (Philosophy, FAU)

2:00-2:40  Fred Maus (University of Virginia) "Bodily experience in musical performance and listening"

2:50- 3:30 Kathleen Coessens (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium) "Artistic performance as expert habitus: situated acts of self-reflective embodied practices"

Majestic Palm Room located in the Student Activities Building

Chair: Lester Embree ( Philosophy, FAU)

10:00-10:40 Curtis Carter ( Marquette University) "Expression, Moving Bodies, and the Eye of the Camera: Rudolf Arnheim, Martha Graham, Barbara Morgan

10:40-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00- 11:40 Fuminori Akiba (Nagoya University, Japan) "Aesthetics of ‘haptica’ project"

11:50-12:30 Oliver Feltham (American University of Paris) "Can Alain Badiou's phenomenology speak of bodies?"

Lunch break from 12:30-2:00

Chair: Caren Neile (Communication, FAU)

2:00-2:40 Barbara Formis (University of Paris 1 - Pantheon-Sorbonne) "Re- enacting a mourning"   

2:50-3:30 Eric Mullis (Queens University of Charlotte) "Technology, Dance Values, and Dance Aesthetics"

4:00-4:40 Claudia Kappenberg (University of Brighton, UK) "Bread Tools and Mittens"

Friday, December 5, 2008

Conference Sessions will take place in the Majestic Palm room and Live Oak C & D

Majestic Palm Room located in the Student Activities Building

Chair: Robin Fiore (Philosophy, FAU)

9:30-10:10 J.J. Abrams (Creighton University) "Somaesthetics and Posthumanism"

10:10- 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30-11:10 Stephen Fiore (University of Central Florida) "Somatics and Simulation: Bridging the Body and the Brain to Understand Ethics Education"

11:20-12:00 Galen Cranz (University of California, Berkley) "Body Conscious Design"

Lunch break from 12:30-2:00

Chair: Jane Caputi (Women's Studies, FAU)

2:00-2:40 Joan Grassbaugh-Forry (Vanderbilt University) "Mindfulness and Somatic Feminism"

2:50-3:30 Satoshi Higuchi (Hiroshima University, Japan) "Archaeology of the Art of Body Movement: Learning from Japanese Ko-bujutsu"

3:40-4:10 Cressida Heyes (University of Alberta, Canada)   "Thinking through the Body: Philosophy And/As Physical Education"

Live Oak rooms C and D located in the Live Oak Pavilion 

Chair: Brian McConnell (Art History, FAU)

9:30-10:10 Allie Terry (Bowling Green State University) "Criminal Embodiment and the Aesthetic Cultivation of Forgiveness in Florence"

10:10-10:30 Coffee Break

10:30-11:10  Daniel Barber (Emory University, USA) "Traces of the Self: Embodied Perception and Studio Practice in Painting, Teaching, and the Interpretation of Aesthetic Experience"

Lunch break from 12:30-2:00

Chair: Ken Holloway (History, FAU)

2:00-2:40 Jennifer Low (Florida Atlantic University) "Geometry, Space, and the Human: Laszlo Moholy-Nagy Revisits E. T. A. Hoffmann"

2:50-3:30 Barbara Montero (The City University of New York) "Does bodily awareness interfere with highly skilled movement?"

For a list of on Campus dining options click here. For a short list of some off-campus restaurants click here.