Dr. Jakub Stejskal
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2017 – 2020 DFG "Eigene Stelle" Fellow, Institut für Philosophie, FU Berlin. Project "Towards a Post-formalist Aesthetics".
2017 (spring semester) Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Aesthetics, Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague.
2015 – 2017 POINT Fellow, Dahlem Research School, FU Berlin.
2011 – 2015 Lecturer, Department of Aesthetics, Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague.
2011 – 2012 Researcher, Research Centre of the Academy of Fine Arts, Prague.
2007 – 2014 Doctoral student, Department of Aesthetics, Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague. Thesis: Second Nature: A Contribution to the Social Philosophy of Art.
2009 – 2010 Visiting PhD fellow at the Department of German, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK, supervisor: Prof. Andrew Bowie.
2007 – 2008 Visiting PhD student at the Department of Philosophy, University of Glasgow, UK, supervisor: Dr Gary Kemp.
2002 – 2007 Student of aesthetics, Department of Aesthetics, Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague. Mgr. (equivalent of M.A.) in aesthetics.
Areas of Specialization: philosophical aesthetics, art historiography, visual art theory, picture theory
Areas of Competence: anthropology of art, philosophy of social science, theories of modernity/modernism
- Associate Editor of the journal Estetika (since 2008).
- Co-editor (with Fabian Dorsch and John Zeimbekis) of the Proceedings of the European Society for Aesthetics, vol. 3/2011.
- Co-editor (with Ondřej Dadejík) of The Aesthetic Dimension of Visual Culture (Cambridge Scholars, 2010).
- "Substitution by Image: The Very Idea", Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 77 (2019): 55–66. https://doi.org/10.1111/jaac.12611
- "The Substitution Principle Revisited", Source: Notes in the History of Art, 37 (2018): 150-157. https://doi.org/10.1086/698425
- "A Post-culturalist Aesthetics? A Commentary on Davis’s “Visuality and Vision”’, Estetika 65 (2017): 267–76.
“Art’s Visual Efficacy: The Case of Anthony Forge’s Abelam Corpus”, RES: Anthropology and Aesthetics 67/68 (2016/17): 78–93. https://doi.org/10.1086/692599
“Art and Bewilderment”, British Journal of Aesthetics 56 (2016): 131–147. https://doi.org/10.1093/aesthj/ayw039
“Art-Matrix Theory and Cognitive Distance: Farago, Preziosi, and Gell on Art and Enchantment”, Journal of Art Historiography, no. 13, 2015.
Recent Presentations (since 2015)
“On Appreciation as an Archaeological Heuristic”, American Society for Aesthetics Annual Conference, New Orleans, 15–18 November 2017.
"Keep Your Distance! On the Aesthetic Conditions of Museum Exhibitions", International Conference on Art, Atmosphere, Museums and Presence, University of Southern Denmark and Faaborg Museum, 15–16 September 2017 (with Ondřej Dadejík, in absentia).
“How Appreciation Fails Us: Against Optimism about Artistic Instincts”, European Society for Aesthetics Annual Conference, FU Berlin, 25-27 June 2017.
"Visual Obejcts of Authority", invited talk at the Department of Art History, UC Berkeley, 8 February 2017.
"Substitution by Image: The Very Idea", workshop presentation, Department of Art History, UC Berkeley, 7 February 2017.
"Substitution by Image: Reconciling the Philosophical and Art Historical Perspectives", invited talk at the Department of Philosophy, Matej Bel University, Banska Bystrica Slovakia, 26 November 2016.
"What Is Post-Formalism from the Point of View of Aesthetics?", European Society for Aesthetics Annual Conference, Barcelona, 8-11 June 2016; British Society of Aesthetics Annual Conference, Oxford, 16–18 September 2016.
"Belting and Summers on Substitution", Rethinking Pictures: A Transatlantic Dialogue, Terra Foundation Paris Center and the German Center for Art History, Paris, May 19-20, 2016.
"Unusual Visibility: What Would a Post-culturalist Aesthetics Look Like?" Towards a Post-Culturalist Art History workshop, Freie Universität Berlin, 28 April 2016.
"Renaissance Art Nexus between Substitution and Performance", Renaissance Society of America Annual Conference, Boston, 2 April 2016.
"Anthony Forge and the Study of Distant Art", Congress of Czech Art Historians, Olomouc, 16 September 2015.