... packing my bags for Belgium... presenting at the Dutch Association of Aesthetics Annual Conference, at the University of Leuven, this weekend (see pannel #8)
Wednesday, 25 February 2015
Sunday, 22 February 2015
Friday, 20 February 2015
Sunday, 15 February 2015
Something for all other philosophy PhDs and philosophers out there to keep in mind...
“You were not there for the beginning. You will not be there for the end. Your knowledge of what is going on can only be superficial and relative.” ― William S. Burroughs, Naked Lunch
Saturday, 14 February 2015
... this is my contribution to Valentines Day...
“If you say, I love you, then you have already fallen in love with language, which is already a form of break up and infidelity”Baudrillard
— Joanna Straczowski (@JoannaStraczows) February 14, 2015
Wednesday, 11 February 2015
So I have a lot on my plate right now...
1. submit application for NWCDTP funding (deadline on Friday 13th!)
2. prepare conference presentation for the annual Dutch Association of Aesthetics conference
3. prepare the German classes I'm currently teaching for Cactus Worldwide Ltd.
4. prepare the Political Philosophy seminars I'm teaching this semester
5. rewrite my still current (grrrr) paper on 'Bildung and aestheticization'
6. prepare application for British Society of Aesthetics Studentship Award
7. find time for sleeping, eating and obsessing about Warhol
... just thought I'd share the plight of a regular PhD student ;)
Tuesday, 3 February 2015
"[The sublime] feeling might emerge, for instance, when surveying the material vacancy of the art of Andy Warhol (1928-87). The Marilyn Monroe series prompts the viewer to mediate on the relentless drive of capitalist reproduction but in a way that forces us to become aware of its inertia, its still point. The Marylin portrait is iconic, in the religious sense, because no amount of reproduction can nullify its enigmatic presence. We might say that Warhol's art is sublime despite itself. And such a feeling can take the viewer by surprise." --- Philip Shaw, The Sublime