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PHILOSOPHY meets POPULAR CULTURE
Removed April 25
Master's Course on
MUSIC, MEANING and GESTUR March 22-26, 2010 at IFPR- SDU-Odense
The schedule for the upcoming Master's Course on Music, Meaning and Gesture may be accessed on www.nnimipa.org. Students should contact the curriculum committee of the department in which they are studying for supplementary information about examination requirements and ECTS-points.For additional information, please contact Cynthia M. Grund, email@example.com, www.soundmusicresearch.org
November 30, 2009: TV interview with WILLIAM WESTNEY.
ALT-Aabenraa Lokal TV has broadcast the first of a series of interviews with H.C. Andersen Guest Professor William Westney. To view the clip, please click here. This interview contains quite a bit of material of interest of to fans of the Philosophy meets Popular Culture Initiative with regard to issues surrounding "popular" v. "serious" music and "art" v. "entertainment."
William Westney's solo piano recital in Auditorium 100, SDU-Odense on Tuesday, November 10, 2009 was a fine sequel to the successful conference "Art and/or Entertainment," since it presented classical recital repertoire along with virtuoso arrangements of jazz standards and Gershwin.
Click here for program:
ART AND/OR ENTERTAINMENT?: THE FIFTH ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE ON PHILOSOPHY AND POPULAR CULTURE,
NOVEMBER 6, 2009
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN DENMARK AT ODENSE.
! Update: October 20, 2009 !
Pdf-versions of the printed program and poster are both now available for distribution online. For POSTER click on image below.
PDF-PROGRAM AVAILABLE HERE.
Biographies and photographs of all conference presenters are included on the "About/People" page on this site.
Fifth Anniversary Conference: Philosophy and Popular Culture, SDU-Odense, [NEW DATE: Friday, November 6, 2009. Changed from Thursday, November 12, 2009.]
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October 24, 2009: NEW BOOK! (For those who read Danish): Netgeneration og Nørdkultur by Lars Konzack & Ian Dall has recently been published. It investigates the cultural changes which will occur in society as a result of the phasing out of "the collectivist generation" during the 2010's as the young "net generation" takes over.
Removed March 7, 2010
January 5, 2010: Televised concert with WILLIAM WESTNEY.
The Philosophy meets Popular Culture Initative wishes everyone a very Happy New Year and is pleased to bring you a New Year's concert. ALT-Aabenraa Lokal TV has broadcast a concert with H.C. Andersen Guest Professor William Westney recorded on November 24, 2009 at Alsion, Sønderborg. To view the program as a pdf-file, please click here. To see and hear the concert, please click here. The broadcast is of the concert in its entirety and divided into two parts. The first part contains music by Haydn, Fauré, Liszt, Harburg/Arlen, and Arlen as well as the first piece by Gershwin. The second part contains the Gershwin/Wild Fantasy on Porgy and Bess and the Burgmüller encore.
Harburg/Arlen, Arlen, the first piece by Gershwin, and the Gershwin/Wild Fantasy on Porgy and Bess are very relevant for those pondering the distinction Art &/or Entertainment, the theme of our November 6, 2009 conference at SDU in Odense.
Removed January 5, 2010
Selected presentations (in Danish) from the conference Filosofi og Populærkultur/Philosophy and Popular Culture, SDU-Odense, November 7, 2008 now available under ARTICLES, PAPERS. BOOK REVIEWS and PRESENTATIONS" on
Docs & Pics-page.
PowerPoint-presentations from Project Day on Second Life, SDU-Odense (in Danish) , October 31, 2008 now available under "ARTICLES, PAPERS. BOOK REVIEWS and PRESENTATIONS" on
Docs & Pics-page.
Selected presentations (in Danish) from the symposium Film og Filosofi/Film and Philosophy, Aarhus University, October 31, 2008 now available under "ARTICLES, PAPERS. BOOK REVIEWS and PRESENTATIONS" on
Docs & Pics-page.
Removed March 13, 2009
FEBRUARY 23 -
Conference session: Filosofi møder populærkultur»
Annual meeting of the Danish Philosophical Association, February 27 -28, 2009 at AU, Århus (Language - English/Danish - as yet undecided.)
Removed November 9, 2008
NOVEMBER 3 -
Conference: Philosophy and Popular Culture/
Filosofi og Populærkultur»
Click here for program with abstracts»
At SDU-Odense (in Danish), November 7.
Removed November 2, 2008
Coursefor high school teachers(gymnasielærere)»
GL-E course Philosophizing about Popular Culture /At filosofere med populærkulturen offered (in Danish) at SDU-Odense October 30.The course is already well filled, but more participants can be accommodated. As of Friday, October 24, a webpage/blog for the course will be available to registered participants here.
Project Day on Second Life »
At SDU-Odense (in Danish) , October 31.
Film and Philosophy/Film og Filosofi. At Aarhus University, October 31. (in Danish). Click here for program and abstracts.
Removed October 19, 2008:
Course on Philosophy and Digital Media»
Philosophy Dept., University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland, October 13-16. Course program, online-syllabus info & schedule here. Supplementary material for pdmblog-registered participants here.
Removed October 11, 2008:
Abstracts/proposals for Film og Filosofi at AU, Århus (October 31) may be submitted through October 10.