The Sixth Annual Geo-aesthetics Conference at Towson University, Towson, Maryland, March 14-15, 2014 sponsored by the Towson University Department of Philosophy and by the Towson University Department of Art.
Theme: Ecstasy and Aesthetics
This interdisciplinary conference explores Aesthetic experience in is ecstatic moments, moments that take us beyond ordinary boundaries of self. It provides an opportunity for those who desire to open up doors that lead an aesthetic experience that is ecstatic experience. Generally, society sets up sentries to prevent or to inhibit the occurrence of this experience. Self is thereby held in hostage preventing it from going beyond socially accepted expressions. The arts and the thinking that society institutes, embraces, and reinforces are conservative arts that restrain the self from breaking away from social confines. The conference seeks to foster and cultivate aesthetic experiences that contribute to the releasing of self from social bondage and social tutelage. It is both liberating and therapeutic. Alternative and oppositional or unconventional arts are needed to awaken us and to open the doors to the celebration and to the experience of the deepest sense of what ultimately we are. There is what is ecstatic about us –about that which remains repressed about and in us.
Presentation of papers, presentations of art works, musical performances, poetry readings, and theatrical performances are welcome. The door is open to participants from all disciplines, from all arts, and from the students of the art of living whether they are or are not associated with the academy.
Submit a 200 word abstract via e-mail to John Murungi: firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information please contact Murungi via e-mail or, call 410-704-3935
Deadline for submission: January 31, 2014
College of Liberal Arts Building
410-704-4398 Email: email@example.com
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