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Crisis, Mourning and Everyday Aesthetics | Welsh Aesthetics Forum

The WELSH AESTHETICS FORUM 鈥 FFORWM ESTHETEG CYMRU PRESENTS:

鈥淐risis, Mourning and Everyday Aesthetics鈥

Professor Paul C. Taylor (UCLA)
Wednesday 29th May, 2024
4:10-6pm
John Percival Building, Room 0.31, Cardiff University

ALL WELCOME!

Abstract:
In a reflection on what she calls 鈥渢he future of time,鈥 Toni Morrison discusses art that responds to moments of crisis with, as she puts it, 鈥渁 mourning, a requiem, a folding away of the future.鈥 She goes on to look for redemptive possibilities in expressive culture, on the grounds that 鈥渙ne looks to history for the feel of time [but] one looks to art for signs of its renewal.鈥 I have argued that reading Morrison through Saidiya Hartman reveals signs of this renewal in the refusal of spectacle and the recovery of dailiness in (of all places) the film 鈥淲akanda Forever.鈥 This talk will expand on that earlier argument鈥檚 gesture at everyday aesthetics in part by recommending a distinctively Deweyan approach to the everyday.

Hybrid Attendance
The organisers aim to pilot this as a hybrid event. Details will be made available on the upcoming talks section of .

Dinner & Drinks
After the talk, people will head for a drink, followed by dinner (venue TBC). The 澳门六合彩开奖app has agreed to cover dinner expenses for up to two students. Students who are interested in this opportunity are invited to contact the organisers (dixond7@cardiff.ac.uk or parisp@cardiff.ac.uk). Anyone else who鈥檇 like to join, please also email the organisers, as there will only be limited spaces.