Federico Guillermo Serrano to Speak at Barton’s Hispanic Writers & Artists Series Lecture Scheduled for March 23

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Federico Guillermo Serrano

WILSON, N.C. — March 16, 2022 — Barton College will welcome Federico Guillermo Serrano as the featured speaker for the Hispanic Writers & Artists Series Lecture on Wednesday, March 23, at 6 p.m. in Hardy Alumni Hall. His lecture will focus on “Art as a mode of thought. Reflections around the installation ‘Architectural model for the Danté, by the Colombian artist José Alejandro Restrepo.”

Works of art can reflect on the same topics of Social Sciences or Philosophy; however, they do it in a very different way. This lecture will seek to explore the corporeal aspect of thought that works of art bring to the fore. In contrast to the representation of thought as a process independent of the body, it will be shown that the activity of thinking is always corporeal and sensible. On the other hand, we will describe works of art as beings of sensation; that is, as compositions made with the sensations that the body has experienced in itself and in nature, but also in concepts.

Dr. Federico Guillermo Serrano López (Bogotá, Colombia, 1971) is a professor and researcher at the Department of Humanities and Philosophy at Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia. He holds a master ́s degree from Universidad Nacional de Colombia and a Ph.D. in Spanish as well as in Latin American Thought from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. His work as a researcher has focused on the philosophy of art and the philosophy and history of subjectivities and sexuality, topics on which he has numerous publications.

This event, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the School of Humanities at Barton College. Community members are encouraged to attend. Social distancing is required and masks are encouraged.

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