Friday, October 12, 2012

oct 18-19 | verge conference on arts & ethics | twu

The School of Arts, Media, and Culture at TWU is hosting their 6th annual Verge Conference on Arts & Ethics. Pretty snazzy stuff, if you can make it out to Langley in the middle of the week I encourage it. Details below.

VERGE CONFERENCE 2012: Arts & Ethics
October 18-19, Trinity Western University

Are there ethical responsibilities to art?
Can the arts make communities ‘more ethical’?
How have discourses about the arts ignored issues pertaining to ethics?

Explore these and other burning questions in an inspiring environment of thoughtful discourse. Engage with topics ranging from video games to the philosophy of Schopenhauer.

Keynote Speakers

  • Prof. Terry Lindvall, Virginia Wesleyan College
  • Prof. Lambert Zuidervaart, Institute for Christian Studies and University of Toronto
  • Dr. Nanette Nielsen, The University of Nottingham
  • Dr. Marcel Cobussen, Leiden University


  • Kevin Schut | When is taking over the world not taking over the world? A consideration of video games, frames, choice, narrative and ethics
  • Terrence Lindvall | The Mocking of God…
  • Leslie O’Dell | This thing of darkness I acknowledge mine: ethical considerations when good actors play bad characters
  • Deborah K. Fung | When Art Generates Political Power…

Event Details

Verge Conference on Arts & Ethics
October 18-19, 2012 | TWU campus, Music Building
Register online at

Let’s Connect!
Email or join the conversation on twitter: #vergetwu.

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