Gregory Minissale University of Auckland
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Gregory Minissale is an art historian whose doctoral research at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, focused on the phenomenology of transcultural encounters in art. This background has informed his ongoing research into how perception and other forms of consciousness are engaged in the production and reception of art. He has taught art history to undergraduates and postgraduates in the UK and the US, and aims to integrate aspects of neurophenomenology, art theory and philosophy in order to provide new ways of researching and interpreting art and visual experience.
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  1. Gregory Minissale (2010). Beyond Internalism and Externalism: Husserl and Sartre's Image Consciousness in Hitchcock And. Buñuel. Film-Philosophy 14 (1):174-201.
    Husserl and Sartre’s analyses of mental imagery and some of the latest cognitive research on vision provide a framework for understanding a number of films by Hitchcock (Psycho and Rear Window) and Buñuel (Un Chien Andalou), films which similarly probe the subtleties and uses of mental imagery. One of the many ways to enjoy these films is to see them as explorations of visual phenomenology; they allow us to enact, as well as reflect upon, mental images as part of the (...)
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  2. Gregory Minissale (2009). Enacting Higher Order Thoughts: Velazquez and Las Meninas. Journal of Consciousness Studies 16 (2-3):165-89.
    This paper bridges art history and consciousness studies and investigates the network of gazes and frames in Las Meninas and how this engages with a system of higher-order thoughts and reflexive operations.
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