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  • The Power of Beauty Conference

    Friday


    7:30am – 8:00am Breakfast : Antonian Hall (Cafeteria)
    8:00am – 12:00pm Registration : J. C. Williams Center: Main Lobby
    8:30am Welcoming Ceremony : J. C. Williams Center: Gentile Gallery

    9:10 – 10:20am  CONCURRENT SESSIONS I

    (A) J. C. Williams Center: Gentile Gallery

    Rev. Fr. Roque Reyes
    Woodrose School
    “My Aesthetic and Religious Experience While Painting”

    Brewer Eberly
    University of South Carolina School of Medicine
    “Asclepian Aesthetics: Why Medicine Needs the Beautiful”

    (B) J. C. Williams Center: St. Leo Room

    Ryan Shinkel
    University of Michigan
    “Beauty Saving the Buffered Self: The Basic Good of Aesthetic Experience and the Reenchantment of the Humanities

    Joseph C. Spencer
    Bridgewater State University
    “Looking for Beauty in All the Wrong Places”

    (C) St. Joseph Center: Totino Room

    Sr. Mary Eucharista
    Gonzaga University
    “Beauty and Hermeneutic Identity in Consecrated Life: Gadamer and the ‘Icon of the Transfigured Christ’”

    Sarah Gutierrez
    Franciscan University of Steubenville
    “The World-Affirming, Paradoxical Beauty of Christ”

    (D) St. Joseph Center: Seminar Room

    Granted Honorable Mention in the Hildebrand Legacy Project Essay Contest

    Gwyneth Holston
    Ingbretson Studio of Drawing and Painting (New Hampshire)
    “Transcendent and Non-Transcendent Art”

    Luke Arredondo
    Notre Dame Seminary (New Orleans)
    “Beauty: The Path to Transcendence”

    10:40 – 11:50am  CONCURRENT SESSIONS II


    (A) J. C. Williams Center: Gentile Gallery

    Mark Roberts
    Franciscan University of Steubenville
    “Is Beauty a Transcendental Property of Being?”

    James M. Jacobs
    Notre Dame Seminary
    “Beauty as an Excess of Intelligibility”

    (B) J. C. Williams Center: St. Leo Room

    Adam Arehart
    Christendom College
    “The Hills, the Heart, and the Well: The Abiding Promise of the Biblical Image and a Poetics of Aversion"

    Rod Miller
    Hendrix College
    "New York and Jerusalem: The Art World and Christianity"

    (C) St. Joseph Center: Totino Room

    Samantha Schroeder
    “The Role of Beauty in Love”

    Eugene V. Torisky Jr.
    Saint Vincent College
    “A Process Without (A) Hammer: Martin Buber on the Nature and Significance of Art”

    (D) St. Joseph Center: Seminar Room

    Melanie Steffl Thompson
    “The Local Artist’s Work of Becoming a Window to Beauty”

    Erik Bootsma
    University of Notre Dame
    “The Rejection of Beauty in Modernist Architecture and Its Return”

    12:00 – 1:00pm Lunch : Antonian Hall (Cafeteria)

    1:10 – 2:20pm  CONCURRENT SESSIONS III

    (A) J. C. Williams Center: Gentile Gallery

    Brian Miller
    George Mason University School of Law
    “A World Without Suffering”

    Theresa Farnan
    Franciscan University of Steubenville
    “Beauty and Disability”

    (B) J. C. Williams Center: Fireside Lounge

    Kevin M. Scott
    University of Notre Dame
    “Scruton’s Critique of Photographic Representation and the Phenomenologists’ Reply”

    Daniel Dwyer
    Xavier University
    “Scruton’s Beauty: The Justification of Perceiving Meaningful Appearances”

    (C) St. Joseph Center: Totino Room

    Christine J. Basil
    Baylor University
    “Defending the Beautiful: Aristotle’s Rhetoric and the Rehabilitation of Speech Through Shame”

    Brian Donohue
    SUNY – Buffalo
    “Aristotle on the Motivational Power of the Kalon

    (D) St. Joseph Center: Seminar Room

    Alessandro Rovati
    Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
    “Joseph Razinger’s Christological Understanding of Beauty”

    Elizabeth-Jane McGuire
    Villanova University
    “Toward a Spirituality of Beauty: The Transformative Power of Grace and Good Taste”

    2:35 – 3:45pm  CONCURRENT SESSIONS IV

    (A) J. C. Williams Center: Gentile Gallery

    Bogna J. Obidzinska
    Jagiellonian University
    “Beauty Now? The Ancient ‘Great Theory’ and Entropy"

    Julie Lachance
    Laval University
    “Beauty as the Beginning, the End, and the Intermediacy of Love”

    (B) J. C. Williams Center: Fireside Lounge

    Richard Sherlock
    Utah State University
    "Beauty as the Marital Embrace in the Thought of St. John Paul II"

    Charles Zola
    Mount St. Mary College
    “Beauty Ever Ancient, Ever New; the Beauty of the Charisms of Elder Life”

    (C) St. Joseph Center: Totino Room

    Stephen Shortt
    University of Chicago
    “The Power of Beauty; the Excuse of Beauty”

    Rebecca Bratten Weiss
    Franciscan University of Steubenville
    “Aesthetic Justification and the Self as Art”

    (D) St. Joseph Center: Seminar Room

    Brandon P. Otto
    Franciscan University of Steubenville
    “The Sacramental Nature of Beauty and Liturgical Worship”

    Javier Carreno
    Franciscan University of Steubenville
    “Can the Sacred be Photographed? Answering with Husserl and Barthes”

    4:00 – 5:30pm  Plenary Session: Beauty and Desecration

    by Roger Scruton
    J. C. Williams Center: Gentile Gallery

    6:00 – 7:30pm  Dinner : Antonian Hall (Cafeteria)

    7:30 – 9:00pm  Panel Discussion with Roger Scruton : Antonian Hall (Cafeteria)

    9:00 – 11:00pm  Reception Antonian Hall (Cafeteria)

    Saturday

    8:00 – 9:00am Breakfast : Antonian Hall (Cafeteria)

    8:30 – 9:00am Registration : J.C. Williams Center: Main Lobby

    9:10 – 10:20am  CONCURRENT SESSIONS V

    (A) J. C. Williams Center: Gentile Gallery

    Robert Miller
    Zane State College
    “Aesthetic Experience as a Creative Principle of Religion”

    Daniel VanderKolk
    “The Morally Transformative Power of Beauty in the Writings of the Philokalia”

    (B) J. C. Williams Center: International Room

    Patrick Toner
    Wake Forest University
    “‘Lift Up Thine Eyes’: Norman Rockwell and Chestertonian Fantasy”

    John K. Hicks
    Slippery Rock University
    “Sports: Where Beauty Migrated After Being Expunged from Education”

    (C) J. C. Williams Center: St. Leo Room

    Esther Meek
    Geneva College
    “Beauty as a Token Contact with Reality: Aligning Michael Polanyi’s Epistemic Realism with D.C. Schindler’s Account of Beauty”

    Joe Bissonnette
    Assumption College School
    "Enchantment and the Aesthetic Experience"

    10:40 – 11:50am  CONCURRENT SESSIONS VI

    (A) J. C. Williams Center: Gentile Gallery

    D. Linus Meldrum
    Franciscan University of Steubenville
    “Beauty as Anomaly; Why Does the Bush Not Burn Up?”

    Kidist Paulos Asrat
    “Reclaiming Beauty: Winning Back Our Western Civilization”

    (B) J. C. Williams Center: International Room

    J. Ian Barnstead
    Diocese of Toledo
    “The Galvanizing Effort of Beauty and Its Effect on the Heart”

    David Cudnik
    University of Dallas
    “The Temporality of Beauty in Gabriel Marcel”

    (C) J. C. Williams Center: St. Leo Room

    Valerie J. Tarantino
    The Sacred Beauty Project
    “The Threefold Nature of Beauty”

    Jenna Henry
    Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Academy
    “It Is What It Is: Beauty, Act, and Perfection – A Thomistic Approach”

    (D) J. C. Williams Center: Fireside Lounge

    Sarah Klitenic Wear
    Franciscan University of Steubenville
    “Pseudo-Dionysius on Philebus 64A7 – 65A5: Experiencing the Beauty of God Through Christ, as Proportion”

    Robert M. Frazier
    Geneva College
    “The Spirituality of Inquiry: Philo of Alexandria on Cosmic Beauty”

    12:00 – 1:00pm  Lunch : Antonian Hall (Cafeteria)

    1:10 – 2:20pm  CONCURRENT SESSIONS VII

    (A) J. C. Williams Center: Gentile Gallery

    Brent Kalar
    University of New Mexico
    “Beauty, Faith, and Love in Kant and Early Romanticism”

    Andrew Pfeuffer
    Franciscan University of Steubenville
    “An Inquiry Concerning the Relation of the Beautiful and Good in Kant”

    (B) J. C. Williams Center: International Room

    Josh Taccolini
    Franciscan University of Steubenville
    “A Phenomenological Exploration of Beauty of Form as Experienced in Musical Performance”

    Chase J. Cloutier
    Franciscan University of Steubenville
    “To Listen Well: Musical Universality According to a Relational Aesthetic”

    (C) J. C. Williams Center: St. Leo Room

    Ralph E. Lentz II
    Appalachian State University
    “The Beautiful City: Towards an Aesthetics of Political Theology”

    David Sockol
    Drew University
    “‘Therefore, Kant Was Wrong’: The Advent of Utilitarian Aesthetics in Marxist Theory"

    (D) J. C. Williams Center: Fireside Lounge

    Marc Barnes
    Franciscan University of Steubenville
    “Beauty’s Wrench: The Problematic Appearance of the Human Genitalia in Art and Life”

    Mary E. Pezzulo
    “Things that go Bump: Toward an Aesthetic of Horror in Narrative Art”

    2:35 – 3:45pm  CONCURRENT SESSIONS VIII

    (A) J. C. Williams Center: Gentile Gallery

    Kathryn Claahsen
    “Art is Meant to Disturb”

    Reuben Slife
    “Artistic Beauty as Prophecy of the New Creation: Conflict, Redemption, Fittingness, and the Necessity of God”

    (B) J. C. Williams Center: International Room

    John G. Trapani
    Walsh University
    “‘The Proper Perceiving Power’: The Power of Beauty of Maritain’s Aesthetics”

    J. Edward Hackett
    Kent State University
    “Ascension or Descension in the Creative Act, and the Existential Deception of Art’s Openness”

    (C) J. C. Williams Center: St. Leo Room

    Christopher S. Morrissey
    Redeemer Pacific College
    “Grace That Shimmers on the Surface of Beauty: Plotinus on the Spiritual Quality of the Audible and the Visible”

    Paul A. Dumol
    University of Asia and the Pacific
    “The Teacher as Enabler of the Experience of the Beautiful”

     

    (D) J. C. Williams Center: Fireside Lounge

    Winners of Hildebrand Legacy Project Essay Contest

     

    Maurice Alvarado
    Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca (Spain)
    “Poetry, Architecture and God”

    Natasha Marsh
    John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family (Melbourne)
    “Beauty & Sanctity”

    Marcus Otte
    University of Central Florida
    “Purity is Just Purity: The Metaphysics of Hildebrand's Moral Values”

    4:45pm – 6:00pm : Plenary Session - Cosmas & Damian Hall

    Plenary Session: Concluding Panel of Artists Responding to the Conference

    6:45pm - 7:15pm Reception - J. C. Williams Center: Atrium

    7:15pm Banquet : J. C. Williams Center: Gentile Gallery

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