Adrienne Dengerink Chaplin
PhD, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
MPhil, Institute for Christian Studies
Originally from the Netherlands, Adrienne Dengerink Chaplin studied philosophy, art history and musicology in Amsterdam. Between 1999 and 2007 she taught philosophical aesthetics at the Institute for Christian Studies in Toronto part of which period she served as President of the Canadian Society for Aesthetics. Upon her move to the UK she held a temporary lectureship at Kings College London where she is still a Visiting Research Fellow. She currently lives in Cambridge where she is a Research Associate at the Margaret Beaufort Institute. Dengerink Chaplin works on the interface of philosophy, theology and art with a particular interest in the way art articulates meaning about the world, the human condition, and the divine. Working across the boundaries of analytic and continental philosophy, her book The Philosophy of Susanne Langer: Embodied Meaning in Logic, Art and Feeling was published by Bloomsbury in 2020. She is the founding director and curator of the travelling exhibition Art, Conflict and Remembering: the murals of the Bogside Artists which has been shown all over the United Kingdom.
The Philosophy of Susanne Langer: Embodied Meaning in Logic, Art and Feeling (London: Bloomsbury, 2020).
"The Philosophy of Susanne Langer: Embodied Meaning in Logic, Art and Feeling" (13 April, 2020). YouTube video of book launch celebration presentation.
"Art and Embodiment: Biological and Phenomenological Contributions to Understanding Beauty and the Aesthetic," Contemporary Aesthetics journal (volume 3, 2005). Available online.
"Calvijn en kunst: zuivere visie of blinde vlek?" (pp. 51-60), "Kunst, lichaam en gevoel: Nieuwe wegen voorde calvinistische esthetica," (pp. 253-271), and "Chris Ofili: Hedendaagse kunst en de terugkeer van religie" (pp. 272-278) in Kunst D.V. (Neo)calvinistische perspectieven op esthetica, kunstgeschiedenis en kunsttheologie, eds. Marleen Hengelaar-Rookmaaker and Roger D. Henderson (Amsterdam: Buijten & Schipperheijn Motief, 2020) [Dutch]
"Faith in Art with Adrienne Dengerink Chaplin." Critical Faith podcast episode (May 25, 2020).
Courses and Syllabi
My current and recent ICS courses and syllabi can be found here on the ICS Course Catalogue.