Unity, Composition and Identity in Art
The Centre of Philosophy of the University of Lisbon is pleased to announce the Call for Abstracts for the Postgraduate Interdisciplinary Conference on Unity, Composition and Identity in Art, to be held in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon, on November 15, 2019.
Promoting high-quality research in arts and humanities, the aim of the conference is to provide an interdisciplinary approach to the various processes of creation, perception, judgment or evaluation of artefacts, with a focus on the ideas of unity, composition and identity in art. We are interested in discussing how identity and relationships between unity and plurality have a decisive role in certain artworks (such as polyptychs in painting or sculpture), as well as the concepts of sequentiality and order (for instance, in books such as À la recherche du temps perdu), changing the ways of perceiving and identifying objects.
We welcome approaches from different Philosophical and Literary perspectives and from the various traditions of History of Art and Aesthetics. We hope this conference will provide a plural theoretical framework to discuss these topics, with heterogenous temporal periods and intellectual affiliations represented.