What's Left of Modernism? -- A Workshop on Greenberg, Kant, and Contemporary Aesthetics
June 1-3, 2007 -- Emma Lake Kenderdine Campus, University of Saskatchewan


Draft Program

All talks will be held in the Linder Room, except as indicated.

Friday, June 1

2:00 PM

Tour bus * departs from drop off area in front of the Physical Activities Complex (PAC) ** on U of S main campus in Saskatoon.
4:00 PM Check-in and registration at Emma Lake campus
6:00 PM Dinner
7:30 PM Keynote address: Terry Fenton
8:30 PM Fireside Reception (snacks & cash bar)
Saturday, June 2

9:00 AM


10:00 AM

Keynote address:

Jeanette Bicknell
(Philosophy, Carleton)

“To See a Picture ‘as a Picture’ First: Clement Greenberg and the Ambiguities of Modernism”

11:00 AM -12:30 PM

Leanne Carroll (Art History, UWO)

“Kant’s ‘Formalism’?: Distinguishing  Between Aesthetic Judgment and an Overall Response to Art in the Critique of Judgment

Suma Rajiva (Philosophy, Memorial University)

 “Art, Nature and ‘Greenberg’s Kant’”

12:30 PM


1:30 PM- 3:00 PM

Rowland Marshall (St. Mary’s University)

“Some Connections: Greenberg to Kant to Modernism”

Ken Carpenter (Visual Arts, York University)
“Strengths and Weaknesses in Greenberg’s Aesthetics

3:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Unstructured time, for discussion, exploring the Emma Lake campus, etc. Canoe rentals and guided tours to the Linder cabin on Fairy Island available, weather permitting.

6:00 PM


7:30 PM

Keynote address:

John O'Brian
(Art History and Theory, UBC)

"Master of the Avant-Garde, Master of Kitsch"

8:30 PM

Fireside Reception (snacks & cash bar)

Sunday, June 3

9:00 AM


10:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Eric Dayton (Philosophy, University of Saskatchewan)
“Strengths and Weaknesses in Greenberg’s Aesthetics”

Rohit Dalvi (Philosophy, Brock University)
“Art at Large and the Planet of Aesthetics: Greenberg’s Duchamp”

Robert R. Clewis (Philosophy, Gwynedd-Mercy College)
"Greenberg, Kant, and Aesthetic Judgments of Modern Art"

12:00 PM


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Unstructured time, possibly a short wrap-up session

2:00 PM

Tour bus returns to U of S main campus, with one stop (ca: 3:40) at Diefenbaker International Airport (YXE). Arrival time at U of S campus, ca: 4:00.

* Transportation by STC tour bus from Saskatoon to the Emma Lake campus will be available to all workshop attendees at no extra charge. The bus will depart from the U of S main campus 2:00, Friday, June 1, returning the afternoon of Sunday, June 3. All attendees are welcome to take advantage of this service, but the bus will be making these two runs only. Otherwise all attendees are responsible for their own transportation (please contact the organizers for maps and additional information).

Note: On the June 3rd return trip, the bus will make a stop at the Diefenbaker International Airport (YXE), ca: 3:40 PM for people who need to catch an afternoon flight.

** The PAC is the registration area, transportation drop off point and and central meeting place for the CSSH Congress. A baggage check room will be availbale inside the building. Workshop participants who will be arriving early on June 1st may wish to take advantage of this and have a browse through the Congress Book Fair or attend some of the various events taking place that day as part of the Congress.

U of S Campus Map [PDF] 1.13 MB

U of S Campus Web Map highlighting location of PAC


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