Event Date: 20 October 2014
University of London
London WC1E 7HU
The Aristotelian Society presents:
Dr Catharine Abell (Manchester) – Genre, Interpretation and Evaluation
Catharine Abell is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at The University of Manchester. Her research is predominantly in aesthetics and focuses on issues concerning the representational arts. She has published papers on topics such as the nature of depiction, how representational works of art express emotions and other mental states, and what it is for something to be an artwork. Her current research addresses issues such as the nature of fiction, the interpretation of works of fiction, and what styles and genres are and their effects on the interpretation and evaluation of works of fiction and other representational artworks. Together with Joel Smith, she is also working on the AHRC- funded project, Knowledge of Emotion, about how we know the emotional states of others.