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Fall 2011 Series

Time Forms: the Temporalities of Artistic Experience

This seminar aims to bring together scholars and practitioners of artistic media that intimately involve a temporal dimension in the experience of a work, in order to explore different concepts, kinds and components of experiential temporality. The readings will address questions concerning the concepts of time that are relevant to the experience of art, the different time scales at which the temporality of artistic experience manifests itself, whether time itself can be considered an artistic medium, how memory processes and acquired knowledge generate temporal expectancies that interact with perception, and whether there are qualities that are specific to time-based arts.

Reading List

stephen [dot] mcadams [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Contact): Stephen McAdams (Music) and Alanna Thain (English)
Meetings: Fridays, 3:00pm-5:00pm: 16, 30 September; 21 October; 4, 18 November; 2 December
3610 McTavish Street, room 21-6