Call for Papers: Arts and Ethics, October 18-19, 2012
The 6th Verge Conference at the School of the Arts, Media + Culture
Trinity Western University, Langley, British Columbia, Canada
There is long history surrounding the relationship between the arts and ethics. The arts affect individual identities, communities, and relationships between people and their environments. Each theory of the relation between arts and ethics leads to different views of the ways the arts are experienced and gives rise to different responsibilities for producers and experiencers of the arts. This conference explores the relations between arts and ethics through questions including: Do artistic forms enact ethics? Are there ethical responsibilities to art? Can the arts make communities ‘more ethical’?
Keynote speakers include Terry Lindvall (Virginia Wesleyan) and Lambert Zuidervaart (Institute for Christian Studies and University of Toronto).
This conference welcomes submissions from any discipline that explore the topic under consideration. Presentations whose topics intersect with our recently launched journal will be considered for publication in an edition themed on the conference topic. Proposal deadline is June 15, 2012.