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The Power of Motifs Conference, Day 2

  • University of Oslo, Professorboligen 47 Karl Johans gate Oslo, Oslo, 0162 Norway (map)

Part II: Motifs and their Social Agency

The Gothic Line of Beauty: Motif and Occasion in Medieval Aesthetics
Paul Binski (Professor, University of Cambridge)

True Artworks. The Power of Art in Post-Kantian Philosophy
Ingvild Torsen (Associate Professor, University of Oslo)

Other Ways of Being: Analytical Categories and Perceptual Realities in Old Norse Society
Lotte Hedeager (Professor, University of Oslo)    

The Tower of Babel: Vernacular Alterations of a Biblical Motif
Mikael Males (Associate Professor, University of Oslo)

Canonised Motifs and their Cultural Functions
Jorunn Økland (Professor, University of Oslo)

Part III: Motifs and Interpretation

Memory, Motifs and Symbols
Pernille Hermann (Associate Professor, Aarhus University)

Giants of the North: Imagination, Constructed Memories, and Animism of a Medieval Motif
Assaf Pinkus (Professor, Tel Aviv University)

The Power of Detail According to Roland Barthes
Christian Refsum (Professor, University of Oslo)

Motifs of Touch: The Haptics of 21s Century Video Art
Susanne Sæther (Independent scholar and curator)

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Earlier Event: September 7
Opening MMMMM… Alone (of all her sex)
Later Event: September 9
The Power of Motifs, Day 3 - first part