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The Aesthetics of Dance Improvisation: A Challenge for Philosophy (CWAH Dance Studies Lecture)

March 20, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

Aili Bresnahan JD, PhD, presents a lecture on the ways dance improvisation challenges the philosophy of art to diverge from traditional theories of Western aesthetics.

Co-sponsored by Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities, Mason Gross School of the Arts Dance Department, Philosophy Department

Aili Bresnahan JD Ph.D is Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Department at the University of Dayton. She holds a BA in Philosophy from Columbia University, a JD from Georgetown University Law Center, and the Ph.D in Philosophy from Temple University. Dr. Bresnahan specializes in aesthetics, particularly in the philosophy of art, including dance, theatre and performance, as well as American Pragmatism and the philosophy of law and culture as it pertains to the arts. She has contributed to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, the Journal of Aesthetics and Phenomenology, and Dance Research Journal, among others.


March 20, 2017
7:30 pm
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Marrott Music Building, Schare Recital Hall
81 George Street Schare Recital Hall
New Brunswick, NJ 08901 United States