The American Society for Aesthetics has awarded a grant of $5,000 to Mississippi State University for its project "Philosophy, Race, and the Arts in Nashville Ballet's Lucy Negro Redux." The conference, to be held March 31-April 2, 2023, is directed by Kristin Boyce, Associate Professor of Philosophy. Funding to support the conference is also being provided by the Department of Philosophy and Religion and the Shackouls Honors College.
The conference is organized around Nashville Ballet's Lucy Negro Redux, created in 2019 and based on a collection of poems by Nashville-based poet, Caroline Randall Williams. The ballet is a collaboration between choreographer and Nashville Ballet artistic director, Paul Vasterling, Williams, and composer and musician, Rhiannon Giddens. It imaginatively explores the hypothesis that the "dark lady" of Shakespeare's sonnets was a woman of African descent.
October 12, 2022
Three majors were inducted into MSU's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious honor society. Congratulations to Jennings Duncan, Kathleen Elliott, and Ryan Jarratt!
July 15, 2022
Majors from Philosophy and Religion (Mia Robertson, Devin Hutchins, Ryan Jarratt) demonstrate their philosophical acumen on MSU's Speech and Debate Council.
Anthony Sean Neal, Associate Professor of philosophy and religion, is named the Beverly B. and Gordon W. Gulmon Dean’s Eminent Scholar.
November 24, 2021
Hallie Green, Class of 2021
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Dr. Anthony Neal
Dr. Alicia Hall
Dr. Kristin Boyce traces an ancient tradition to the modern stage
Dr. Manuel Rodeiro will be hosting the 2023 Meeting of the Mississippi Philosophical Association in Starkville, March 24-25. The topic for the meeting is "The Good Enough Life", and Dr. Elizabeth Anderson (Michigan) will deliver the keynote address.
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