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aesthetics

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Make It… Foreign? The Cosmopolitan Aesthetics of Jaakooff Prelooker’s The Anglo-Russian Martina Ciceri explores the cosmopolitan aesthetics of Jaakoff Prelooker’s magazine 'The Anglo-Russian' in Late-Victorian England. Martina Ciceri 05 Apr 2016
2 Designed to Kill: The Social Life of Weapons in Twentieth Century Britain Weapon design and modern warfare. Joanna Bourke 16 Oct 2014
3 The Truth about Art 3 - Aesthetics Another ancient belief held that an art should be governed by rules. Patrick Doorly 11 Apr 2014
4 The Truth about Art 1 - Mystery or Mastery E.H. Gombrich famously observed that 'there really is no such thing as Art' (with a capital A). Patrick Doorly 11 Apr 2014
5 Creative Commons 3. Art and Morality Sos Eltis gives the third lecture in the series on Oscar Wilde, focussing on Wilde's concept of morality shown in his works including the Picture of Dorian Gray, Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and The Devoted Friend. Sos Eltis 29 Oct 2013
6 Creative Commons 1. The Art of Biography and the Biography of Art First lecture in the Oscar Wilde series in which Sos Eltis talks about Wilde's life and his work, De Profundis. Sos Eltis 14 Oct 2013
7 Creative Commons Wartime Art and Grief German women and the aesthetics of loss portrayed through art during the First World War. Claudia Siebrecht 10 Dec 2012
8 Creative Commons Literature and Form 4: What is "Comparative Literature"? Dr Catherine Brown gives the fourth and final lecture in the Literature and Form lecture series. With a philosophical discussion on what Comparative Literature is and how we can study 'literature in comparison'. Catherine Brown 21 May 2012
9 Creative Commons 8. Defining Art James Grant, lecturer in philosophy, University of Oxford gives his eight and final lecture in the Aesthetics series on Defining Art. James Grant 15 Mar 2011
10 Creative Commons 7. Musical Expression James Grant, lecturer in philosophy, University of Oxford gives his seventh lecture in the Aesthetics series on the expression of emotion in music. James Grant 15 Mar 2011
11 Creative Commons 6. Literary Interpretation James Grant, lecturer in philosophy, University of Oxford gives his sixth lecture in the Aesthetics series on the interpretation of literature. James Grant 15 Mar 2011
12 Creative Commons 5. Kant's Critique of Judgement: Lecture 2 James Grant, lecturer in philosophy, University of Oxford concludes his discussion of Kant's Critique of Judgement in the fifth lecture of the Aesthetics series. James Grant 15 Mar 2011
13 Creative Commons 4. Kant's Critique of Judgement: Lecture 1 James Grant, lecturer in philosophy, University of Oxford gives his fourth lecture in the Aesthetics series on Kant's Critique of Judgement. James Grant 15 Mar 2011
14 Creative Commons 3. Hume and the Standard of Taste James Grant, lecturer in philosophy, University of Oxford gives his third lecture in the Aesthetics series on Hume and the Standard of Taste. James Grant 15 Mar 2011
15 Creative Commons 2. Aristotle's Poetics James Grant, lecturer in philosophy, University of Oxford gives his second lecture in the Aesthetics series on Aristotle's Poetics. James Grant 15 Mar 2011
16 Creative Commons 1. Plato's Philosophy of Art James Grant, lecturer in philosop-hy, University of Oxford gives his first lecture in the Aesthetics series on Plato's philosophy of Art. James Grant 15 Mar 2011
17 Creative Commons Does Tragedy Teach? Third dialogue on the nature of tragedy where they talk about whether tragic theatre teaches people, and if it does, how and what does it teach? Oliver Taplin, Joshua Billings 01 Mar 2010
18 Creative Commons Defining Tragedy First dialogue between Oliver Taplin and Joshua Billings on tragedy: they discuss what 'tragedy' means, from its origins in Greek culture to philosophical notions of what tragedy and tragic drama are. Oliver Taplin, Joshua Billings 01 Mar 2010