JOHN M CARVALHO

Philosophy Department, Villanova University, Villanova, PA 19085-1699
(phone) 610.519.4098  (fax) 610.519.4639  john.carvalho@villanova.edu


DEGREES

Ph.D., Philosophy, Duquesne University, 1987.
B.A., with Honors, Philosophy, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1976.

 APPOINTMENTS

Chair, Philosophy Department, Villanova University, from 2005
Professor, Philosophy, Villanova University, from 2009.

Director of Graduate Studies, Philosophy, Villanova University 1995-2002
Associate Professor, Philosophy, Villanova University, 1995-2009.
Visiting Associate Professor, Philosophy, Haverford College, 1997.
Visiting Lecturer,  Bryn Mawr College, 1994-95.
Assistant Professor, Philosophy, Villanova University, 1987-95.

AWARDS

Fellow, NEH Summer Institute, "How Background Practices Produce Intelligibility: Contrasting Conceptions,” University of California, Santa Cruz, Hubert Dreyfus and David Hoy, Directors, 1997.

Fellow, NEH Summer Institute, "Embodiment: The Intersection of Nature and Culture," University of California, Santa Cruz, Hubert Dreyfus and David Hoy, Directors, 1994.

 Summer Research Grant,  “Aristotle’s Argument Against Democracy and its Relevance for Contemporary American Politics,” Villanova University, 1993.

 Fellow, NEH Summer Institute, "Philosophy and Histories of the Arts," University of San Francisco, Anita Silvers, Director, 1991.

Fellow, NEH Summer Seminar, "The Philosophy of Socrates," University of California, Gregory Vlastos, Director, 1988.

Fellow, NEH Summer Institute, "Aristotle's Metaphysics, Biology and Ethics," University of New Hampshire, Alan Gothelf, Director, 1988.  Did not attend.

 BOOKS

Aesthetics of the Visible in the Visual Arts (State College: Penn State Press, in review).

 ESSAYS

"Socrates’ Refutation of Apollo," Ancient Philosophy, 7200 words, in review.

"Thinking Differently About Philosophy and Film," Contemporary Aesthetics, www.contempaesthetics.org, vol 7, 2009 (7800 words).

"Subtle Bodies and the Other Jouissance," SubStance 118, 38:1 (2009), 112-27..

"Creativity in Philosophy and the Arts," in The Concept of Creativity in Science and Art, eds. Karen Bardsley, Denis Dutton and Michael Krausz (Amsterdam: E. J. Brill Publishers, 2008), 313-29.

"Fact and Fiction: Writing the Difference between Suicide and Death in the Life of Michel Foucault," Contemporary Aesthetics, www.contempaesthetics.org, vol. 4, 2006 (7300 words).

“Dance of Dionysus: The Body in Nietzsche’s Philosophy of Music,” International Studies in Philosophy, 35:3 (2003), 103-18.

“Capture and Line of Flight: The Experience of Photography and Film,” in Art and Experience, Ananta Sukla, ed. (London: Praeger Publishers, 2003), 159-77.

“Certainty and Consistency in the Socratic Elenchus,” in Does Socrates Have a Method?, Gary A. Scott, ed. (University Park: The Pennsylvania State University, 2001), 266-80.

"Folds in the Flesh: Merleau-Ponty/Foucault," in Resituating Merleau-Ponty: Essays Across the Continental-Analytic Divide, Larry Hass and Dorothea Olkowski, eds. (Amherst, NY: Humanity Books, 2000), pp. 373-403.

“Terror: ‘The Space of a Savage Exteriority’,” Philosophy Today, 42:Supplement (1998), 85-93.

"Improvisations: on Nietzsche, on Jazz," in Nietzsche, Philosophy and the Arts, Salim Kemal, Ivan Gaskins and Daniel W. Conway, eds., (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998), pp. 187-211.

"Power: Method of the Deployment of Sexuality," in Reinterpreting the Political: Continental Philosophy and Political Theory, Selected Studies in Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, v. 20, Lenore Langsdorf and Stephen Watson, eds. (Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 1998), pp. 249-260. 

"Orpheus: The Absence of Myth in Cocteau," in Reviewing Orpheus: Essays on the Cinema and Art of Jean Cocteau, Bucknell Review, 41.1 (Spring 1997), Cornelia A. Tsakiridou, ed., 103-29.

"The Use and Abuse of Ancient Political Philosophy in Contemporary Social Theory," in Liberalism, Oppression and Empowerment, Creighton Peden and Yeager Hudson, eds. (Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 1995), 35-48.

"The Visible and Invisible in Merleau-Ponty and Foucault," International Studies in Philosophy, 25.3 (1993) 35-46.

"Repetitions: Appropriating Representation in Contemporary Art," Philosophy Today, 35:4 (Winter 1991) 307-324.

OCCASIONAL PIECES AND ENCYCLOPEDIA ENTRIES

"What Your Cat Can Teach You About Philosophy," in What Philosophy Can Teach You About Your Cat, Steven Hales, ed. (Peru, IL: Open Court, 2008).

"Roland Barthes," in The Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2nd Edition, Donald M. Borchert, ed. (New York: Macmillan, 2006).

INVITED REVIEWS

Aesthetic Democracy, by Thomas Docherty, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, www.ndpr.nd.edu, 6 November 2006 (1800 words).

Archaeologies of Vision: Foucault and Nietzsche on Seeing and Saying, by Gary Shapiro, caa,reviews, 6 February 2004.

"Essay Review: Two New Anthologies on Continental Aesthetics," American Society for Aesthetics Newsletter, 22:3 (Winter 2003), 4-5.

BOOK REVIEWS

Anarchism and the Crisis of Representation: Hermeneutics, Aesthetics, Politics, by Jesse S. Cohn, Choice, Choice 44.11 (July 2007).

Stanley Cavell’s American Dream: Shakespeare, Philosophy and Hollywood Movies, by Lawrence F. Rhu, Choice 44.8 (April 2007).

The Greek Praise of Poverty: Origins of Ancient Cynicism, by William D. Desmond, Choice 44.4 (December 2006).

Sight and Sensibility: Evaluating Pictures, by Dominic McIver Lopes, Choice 43.8 (April 2006).

The Philosophy of the Commentators, 200-600 AD: A Sourcebook, 3 vols., by Richard Sorabji, Choice, 43.4 (December 2005).

The Music of the Republic: Essays on Socrates' Conversations and Plato's Writings, by Eva Brann, Choice, forthcoming.

Art As Performance, by David Davies, Choice (forthcoming).

The Abyss of Representation: Marxism and the Postmodern Sublime, by George Hartley, Choice XLI.7 (March 2004).

Irony in the Work of Philosophy, by Clair Colebrook, Choice XL.6 (February 2003).

Philosophical Events: Essays of the '80s, by John Rajchman, Canadian Philosophical Reviews 14.2 (April 1994) 40-41.

Modernity, Aesthetics and the Bounds of Art, Peter J. McCormick, Canadian Philosophical Reviews 14.2 (April 1994) 38-39.

The Imperative of Responsibility, Hans Jonas, International Studies in Philosophy 22.1 (1990) 109.

Modern Movements in European Philosophy, Richard Kearney, Canadian Philosophical Reviews 9.8 (August 1989) 312-15.
 

 CURRENT RESEARCH

“On Terror,” chapter and plan of a monograph for review at Routledge Press.

“Aristotle’s Argument Against Democracy and its Relevance for Contemporary American Politics,” proposal and monograph length manuscript for review at Princeton University Press. 

“Annunciations: Figuring the Feminine in Renaissance Art,” proposal and chapter for a monograph for review at Yale University Press.

“Dance of Dionysus: Nietzsche and Music,” chapter and plan of a monograph for review at Penn State University Press.

"False Identities: Subtle Bodies," submitted for review by Philosophy and Literature, September 2002.

"Silence and Noise: Music in the Expended Field," submitted for review by Sub-stance, September 2002.

SCHOLARLY PAPERS (last ten years)

"Why Philosophy and Film?," Goucher College, April 2007.

"Revenge of the Mere Real Things," Arthur Danto’s Tranfiguration of the Commonplace – 25 Years Layer, First Online Conference in Aesthetics, January 2007.

"Creativity in Philosophy and the Arts," Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, March 2006.

"Deleuze: On Creativity and Cliché in Philosophy and the Arts," Sensorium: Philosophy and Aesthetics, Melbourne School of Continental Philosophy, University of Melbourne, Australia, June 2005.

"Aesthetics Without Theory | Thinking With Images," Kelly Writers House, University of Pennsylvania, November 2004.

"Aesthetics Without Theory," XVI International Congress of Aesthetics, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 2004.

"Fact or Fiction: Telling the Difference BetweenSuicide and Death in the Life of Michel Foucault," American Society for Aesthetics, Eastern Division Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, April 2004.

"Purpose, Cause, Fate, Control in The Matrix Reloaded," Society for the Philosophical Study of the Contemporary Visual Arts, American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division Meeting, Pasedena, CA, March 2004, and Central Division Meeting, April 2004.

""Thinking with Images," Tolerencia: XV Congresso Interamericano de Filosofia, Lima, Peru, January 2004.

"Ancient Political and Sculptural Ideals," American Society for Aesthetics, San Francisco, CA, October 2003.

"Continental Aesthetics," American Philosophical Association, Cleveland, OH, April 2003.

"The Singer and the Song," American Society for Aesthetics, Eastern Division, Philadelphia, PA, April 2003.

"Gestalt Psychology: Behavior, Environment, Self," American Foundation for Negro Affairs, Philadelphia, PA, March 2003.

"Aesthetic Theories: Poetry, Architecture, and Ground Zero," Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, February 2003.

"Morality in Ruins," Archaeological Institute of America, New Orleans, LA, January 2003.

"Show Time: Terror and Spectacle," American Society for Aesthetics, Miami, FL, November 2002.

"Pastiche and Critique in Cubist Collage," Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Chicago, IL, October 2002.

"Strange Fruit: Music and Violence," Lynching and Racial Violence: Histories and Legacies, Atlanta, GA, October 2002.

“The Pleasure of the Text: For Joseph Margolis,” Eastern American Society for Aesthetics, Philadelphia, PA, April 2002.

“Dance of Dionysus: The Body in Nietzsche’s Philosophy of Music,” North American Nietzsche Society, Seattle, WA, March 2002.

“What Does it Cost for Reason to Tell the Truth?”, American Foundation for Negro Affairs, Philadelphia, PA Marc 2002.

Deja lu: The Big Lebowski and the War on Terror,” State University of New York, Purchase, NY, December 2001.

“Philosophical Politics, Political Philosophy, and the Pragmatics of Power,” response to a paper by Fred Evans,  Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Goucher College, Baltimore, MD, October 2001.

“Godard’s Politics in Contempt,” Society for the Philosophical Study of the Contemporary Visual Arts, San Francisco, CA, March 2001.

Contempt: Politics and Art in Deleuze and Godard,” American Society for Aesthetics, Reno, NV, October 2000.

“Series, Simulations, Sense in the Photography of Duane Michals,” Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, The Pennsylvania State University, October 2000.    

“Photography and Postmodernism in the Art of Duane Michals,” Institute for Philosophy and Literature, Shanghai Academy for the Social Sciences, Shanghai, P.R.C., July 2000.

“Varieties of Democracy in Aristotle’s Politics, East China Normal University, Shanghai, P.R.C., March 2000.

“Flux, the Subject and the Work of Art in Joseph Margolis’ What After All Is A Work of Art?,” American Society for Aesthetics,” October 1999.

“Alphonso Lingis’ Visions of Love,” Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, October 1999.

“Simulations, Series, Signifiance: The Photography of Duane Michals,” Rhizomatics, Genealogy, Deconstruction, Trent University, May 1999.

“Given: The Waterfall, The Illuminating Gas, and Time,” Temple University, March 1999.

“The End of Politics: From Movement to Time in Godard’s Contempt,” College Art Association, February 1999.

“Annunciations: Representing the Ideal Female in Renaissance Painting,” American Society for Aesthetics, November 1998.

“Terror: ‘The Space of a Savage Exteriority’,” Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, October 1998.

"How to Do Things with Images," John Tich Faculty Colloquium, Villanova University, December 1997.

"Contempt:  The Time-Image in Deleuze and Godard," Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, October 1997.

"Derrida's Aesthetics of the Gift," Eastern American Society for Aesthetics, March 1997.

"Derrida and Duchamp on the Aesthetics of the Gift," Bryn Mawr College Colloquium in Art and Art History, November 1995.

"Given Time, Given the Waterfall, the Illuminating Gas," Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, October 1995.

"Logos and Eros in the Socratic Elenchos," Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy, SUNY Binghamton, October 1994.

"Simulations: Baudrillard, Deleuze and Foucault," response to a paper by Gary Shapiro, Society for Phenomenological and Existential Philosophy, September 1994.

"Noise: The 'Expanded Field' of Contemporary Music," Popular Culture Association, April 1994.

"Why Philosophy and Literature?" International Association for Philosophy and Literature, University of Alberta, December 1993.

"Jean Baudrillard: The Fatal Strategies of Signs," Faculty Lecture Series, Villanova University, November 1993.

"Pathways of Power in the Networks of Social Reality," Philosophy Lecture Series, La Salle University, November 1993.

"Folds in the Flesh: Merleau-Ponty/Foucault," 18th Annual International Merleau-Ponty Conference, Muhlenberg College, September 1993.

"The Constitution of Political Subjects After Foucault," Greater Philadelphia Philoso­phy Consortium Summer Institute, June 1993.

"POWER: Methods for the Deployment of Sexuality," Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy and Duquesne University, October 1992.

"The Use and Abuse of Ancient Political Philosophy in Contemporary Social Theory," North American Society for Social Philosophy, August 1992. 

SEMINARS AND SYMPOSIA

“The Rhizomatic Genealogy of Deconstruction: Some Features of ‘The French’,” Trent University, Ontario, , May 1999.

"CocteauFest," The Wilma Theater, Philadelphia, September 1997.

"Ficciones: Writing the Limits of Philosophy/Poetry," International Association for Philosophy and Literature, University of Alberta, May 1994.

"The Individual and Society," Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium Institute, directed by William Sullivan, La Salle University, June 1993.

"Stories of the Eye: Vision and Communication in George Bataille," International Association for Philosophy and Literature, Duquesne University, May 1993.

"Government's Responsibility to the Arts," Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium Public Issues Forum, Institute for Contemporary Art, February 1992.

"Reading The Truth in Painting," Inaugural International Philosophy Seminar, directed by Hugh Silverman and William Wurzer, Castlerotto, Italy, June 1991.


OFFICES HELD IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

Aesthetics Advisory Committee, American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division, 2005-08.

Chair, Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium, from 1996-99.

Vice Chair and Director, Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium, 1993-96. 

Executive Committee, International Association for Philosophy and Literature, 1993-95.

Director, Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium, from 1986.

CONTRIBUTIONS TO PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

Program Committee, American Society for Aesthetics, Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, October 2007.

Program Chair, American Society for Aesthetics, Eastern Division, 1999-2000.

Program Committee, American Society for Aesthetics, Eastern Division, 1997-2002.

Chair, Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholars Program, Villanova University, 1995.

Local Arrangements, "Virtual Incorporations," International Association for Philosophy and Literature, Villanova University, May 1995.

Program Chair, "Principles and Practices," 12th Series: Conferences on Philosophy and the Human Sciences, Greater Phila­delphia Philosophy Consortium, 1992-93.

Local Arrangements, 50th Anniversary Meeting, The American Society for Aesthetics, Philadelphia, PA, October 1992.

Chair, Working Group, Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium, 1991-93.

Chair, Discussion Group, Aesthetics and Theory of Interpretation, Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium, 1989-91.

Chair, Discussion Group, Ancient Greek Philosophy, Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium, 1989-91.

Member American Philosophical Association, American Society for Aesthetics,  College Art Association, Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium, Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy, Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Society for the Philosophical Study of the Contemporary Visual Arts.


 
UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATION

Chair, Philosophy Department, from 2005

            Director, Graduate Studies in Philosophy, 1993 and 1996-2002.

Faculty Affairs Committee, 1995-2001. 

Academic Advisor, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, from 1994. 

Subcommittee, Fine Arts in the Core Curriculum, 1989-1996.

            Graduate Committee, Philosophy Department, from 1991. 

            Transition Committee, Graduate Studies in Philosophy, 1993.

Moderator, Orientation Seminars for First-Year Students, 1987-1993.

Undergraduate Committee, Philosophy Department, 1988-1993.