*All sessions are held in the Music Practice Facility (MPF)


8:30-9:30am Registration (Music Building Reception Office)

9:30-10:40am Session 1:  Artistic Creation and Identity 
(MPF 210)
Leslie O'Dell - The Phenomenology of Artistic Creation: A Case Study
Mark Sprinkle - Progressive Creation: Artists and Others in Ecologies of Signs

10:40-11:00am Break

11:00am-12:15pm  Session 2: Creating Worlds (MPF 210)
Kevin Schut - (Structured) Play as Genesis: Morals, Ethics and Religion in Video Games
Gregg Luginbuhl - The Creation Series: Clay, The Creation Story, and Creativity

12:15-1:10pm Lunch

1:10-2:20pm  Session 3: Keynote Lecture (MPF 210)
Bruce Ellis Benson - In the Beginning, There Was Improvisation: Responding to the Call

2:20-2:40pm Break

2:40-4:00pm  Session 4: Play and World-Making (MPF 210)
Rachel Hostetter Smith - Creativity, Imagination, and the Spirit of Play: Being Human in a Post-Human World
Jeff R. Warren - Theorizing the Genesis of Music and Human Relationships


9:30-10:40am  Session 5: Human and Divine Creation 
(MPF 210)
Drew Klassen   - Art as Religion
C. S. Morrissey - Stephen Hawking and Thomas Aquinas on Creation as Origin  

10:40-11:00am Break

11:00am-12:15pm Session 6: Myths and Musical Creation 
(MPF 210)
Lauren Joiner - The Ancient Celtic Past: Popular Mythology and Irish Traditional Music
Linda Schwartz - Adorno’s Modernist Philosophy of Music: Negative Dialectics as Aesthetic Moral Praxis

12:15-1:30pm Lunch

1:30-2:40pm  Session 7: Creative Genesis and Metaphor (MPF 201)
Jamin R. Pelkey - Creative Metaphor as Abductive Event
Carl Peters - Beyond Even Faithful Legends: bill bissett’s image being in the Continuous Present

2:40-3:00pm Break

3:00-4:20pm  Session 8: Genesis, Film, Poetry (MPF 201)
Ron Dart - Ecological Prophets and Creation
Ned Vankevich - Theo-Epistemic Cinema: Transontological Cinematics in the Films of Andrei Tarkovsky and Nuri Bilge Ceylan

*All sessions are in the Music Practice Facility (MPF)