CFP: Arts and Ethics, October 18-19, 2012
Arts and Ethics, October 18-19, 2012
The 6th Verge Conference at the School of the Arts, Media + Culture
Trinity Western University, Langley, British Columbia, Canada
There is long history surrounding the relationship between the arts and
ethics. The arts affect individual identities, communities, and
relationships between people and their environments. Each theory of the
relation between arts and ethics leads to different views of the ways the
arts are experienced and gives rise to different responsibilities for
producers and experiencers of the arts.
This conference explores the relations between arts and ethics through
* Do artistic forms enact ethics? If so, are some artistic forms Œmore
ethical¹ than others?
* Are there ethical responsibilities to art?
* What ethical responsibilities do artists have?
* Do arts educators have ethical responsibilities?
* What is the distinction (if there is one) between Œarts and ethics¹ and
Œarts and morals/morality¹?
* Can the arts make communities Œmore ethical¹?
* Can the arts help or harm the development of ethical reasoning?
* How do the arts present ethical responses to real life situations?
* How have discourses about the arts ignored issues pertaining to ethics?
* Prof. Terry Lindvall, Virginia Wesleyan College
* Prof. Lambert Zuidervaart, Institute for Christian Studies and
University of Toronto
The deadline for proposals is June 15, 2012. For more information, visit
our website at: http://www.twu.ca/vergeconference