Jean-Paul RIOPELLE, L'hommage à Rosa Luxemburg, 1992 (détail)[ * ]

Notes on Contributors / Notes biobibliographiques

Jeanette Bicknell teaches philosophy at Carleton University. She has published articles on aesthetics, and on the history of philosophy. Her personal website is at:

Ken Carpenter was born in Cabri, Saskatchewan in 1939 and was educated at the universities of Toronto (B.A.), California (M.A.) and London (Ph. D.), where his doctoral dissertation was on the great Victorian art critic, Walter Pater. He has taught at York University since 1964, where his main subjects are art history and criticism. Carpenter was Chair of the Department of Visual Arts from 1996-2000. He has been guest critic at the Emma Lake Artists’ Workshop, has organized a number of exhibitions on artists such as Jack Bush and Sir Anthony Caro and received awards for excellence in teaching from both the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations and the Faculty of Fine Arts of York University. He has published five books and exhibition catalogues and 85 articles on contemporary art in encyclopaedias, scholarly journals, and art magazines. He has served on a number of museum boards and is currently President of the Canadian Section of the International Association of Art Critics.

Leanne K. Carroll is an art history Master's candidate at The University of Western Ontario. She is preparing a thesis on the minimalist sculptures of Robert Morris. Her research interests include aesthetics and post-1960s art.

Robert R. Clewis is currently Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Gwynedd-Mercy College near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.  His articles on Kant, aesthetics, and ethics have appeared in such journals as Philosophy and Social Criticism and Film and Philosophy. Robert’s monograph, The Kantian Sublime and the Revelation of Freedom (Cambridge & New York: Cambridge University Press) is expected come out by January 2009.  His personal website is .

Eric Dayton, professor of philosophy at the University of Saskatchewan, has produced Art and Interpretation, an anthology of reading in Aesthetics (Broadview Press, 1998) and various articles on aesthetics and other topics. His interests include Kant, Wittgenstein, American pragmatism, art, epistemology, cooking and practical reason.

Terry Fenton is a painter and writer based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. His landscape and still life paintings are in national and international collections. He is the author of a number of articles and books on Canadian and international artists, including books on Anthony Caro and Kenneth Noland as well as guides to the appreciation of art for the interested public. In 1982, at request of Sir Anthony Caro and Hon. Robert Loder, he helped found the Triangle Artists Workshop in New York State, a facility (still in operation) devised to bring together ambitious artists from around the world at no cost to government. He was Director of The Edmonton Art Gallery from 1972-1988; Artistic Director of the Leighton Foundation, Calgary, 1988-93; Director of the Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, 1993-97 and President of the Saskatchewan Arts Alliance, 1997-2000.

John O'Brian is Professor of Art History at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. His books include David Milne and the Modern Tradition of Painting, Ruthless Hedonism: The American Reception of Matisse and Clement Greenberg: The Collected Essays and Criticism, which he edited. His current research is on photographic responses to nuclear threat and destruction since 1945.

Mélissa Thériault a complété récemment une thèse en philosophie de l’art (dans le cadre d’une cotutelle UQAM / Université de Provence), portant sur le statut de l’art de masse et des arts populaires. À titre de collaboratrice pour un mensuel culturel, elle s’est intéressée aux musiques populaires et aux paralittératures. Elle a enseigné à l’UQAM puis à l’Université de Moncton et travaille actuellement sur les questions liées à la communication et à l’expression culturelle à travers les arts médiatiques.


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