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AFB x JAAC DISCUSSIONS #2: CHACKAL ON STREET ART

The second AFB x JAAC Discussion this year will appear in two weeks, on Thursday, November 17! We will be discussing a paper by Tony Chackal (University of Georgia) called “Of Materiality and Meaning: The Illegality Condition in Street Art” from JAAC’s Fall 2016 volume, 74 (4). It’s available online here; abstract below the fold.

Christiane Merritt (Washington University in St. Louis) will be providing the critical précis, and Chackal will provide a response. And they will both be available for discussion in the comments afterward.

Mark it in your calendars, and we hope to see you then!

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AFB X JAAC DISCUSSIONS #1: LEDDINGTON ON MAGIC

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Welcome to the inaugural AFB x JAAC Discussion!

We’ll be discussing Jason Leddington‘s paper “The Experience of Magic”. First, we’ll have a critical precís from James Hamilton, followed by a response. (Leddington’s paper is available here.)

The paper and comments touch on many different issues, and will be of interest to those thinking about perception, deception, performance, cognitive dissonance, beliefs and aliefs, movies, depiction, as well as a host of other related phenomena.

Thanks to Jason and James for participating in this, and for being available to talk about readers’ questions and thoughts. Come join the discussion!

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AFB x JAAC DISCUSSIONS #1: LEDDINGTON ON MAGIC

One of the new features we’ll have on the blog this year are discussions of recent articles from the Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism. These will follow a similar format to the discussions on the PEA Soup blog: a critical précis by a guest, with an option for the author to respond in the post or in the comments.

The first of these will appear on Thursday, September 15! We will be discussing a paper by Jason Leddington (Bucknell) called “The Experience of Magic” from JAAC’s Summer 2016 volume, 74 (3). It’s available online here and in the print version, which non-Green ASA members will have received recently.

James Hamilton (KSU) will be providing the critical précis, and Leddington will provide a response. And they will both be available for discussion in the comments afterward.

Mark it in your calendars, and we hope to see you then!