Curriculum Vitae
Darren Hudson Hick, Ph.D.

Department of Philosophy
Texas Tech University
Box 43092
Lubbock, TX 79409-3092
2917 Canton Ave.
Lubbock, TX 79410
(570) 939-0419 (cell)

darren@typetoken.com
www.typetoken.com



Areas of Expertise

Areas of Specialization
Aesthetics, Ethics, Metaphysics

Areas of Competency
Philosophy of Law, Social & Political Philosophy



Employment

2009-2011, 2013-Present
Texas Tech University, Department of Philosophy
Visiting Assistant Professor

2011-2013
Susquehanna University, Department of Philosophy
Assistant Professor

2008-2009
Bucknell University, Department of Philosophy
Visiting Assistant Professor

2005-2008
University of Maryland, College Park, Department of Philosophy
Instructor



Education

2004-2008
University of Maryland, College Park, Department of Philosophy
Ph.D., 2008
Dissertation: The Metaphysics and Ethics of Copyright
Committee: Jerrold Levinson (chair), Samuel Kerstein, Judith Lichtenberg, Christopher Morris

1997-1998
University of Wales, Lampeter, Department of Philosophy
M.Phil, 1999
Thesis: The Sequential Aesthetic: Contemporary Aesthetic Theory As Applied To Sequential Art.
Advisor: R.A. Sharpe

1993-1997
Trent University, Departments of Philosophy and English Literature
B.A. (Hons.), 1997



Publications
Selected article titles below link to abstracts.

Books
  • Artistic License: The Philosophical Problems of Copyright & Appropriation (University of Chicago Press, 2017)
  • The Aesthetics and Ethics of Copying (With Reinold Schmücker; Bloomsbury, 2016)
  • Introducing Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art (Continuum, 2012; 2nd Edn. Bloomsbury, 2017)

    Peer-Reviewed Articles
  • "The Problem of Tragedy and the Protective Frame" (with Craig Derksen, Emotion Review, forthcoming)
  • "The Co-Author is Dead, Long Live the Co-Author: A Reply to Killin, Bacharach, and Tollefsen" (Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 73(3), 2015)
  • "Beliefs About Experiencing and Destroying Art" (with Jessecae Marsh, Proceedings of the 36th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, 2014)
  • "Authorship, Co-Authorship, and Multiple Authorship" (Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 72(2), 2014)
  • "Ontology and the Challenge of Literary Appropriation" (Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 71 (2), 2013)
  • "Appropriation and Transformation" (Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal, 23, 2013)
  • "Righteous Art Anger" (with Craig Derksen, Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 70 (4), 2012)
  • "Aesthetic Supervenience Revisited" (British Journal of Aesthetics, 52 (3), 2012)
  • "Toward an Ontology of Authored Works" (British Journal of Aesthetics, 51 (2), 2011)
  • "Expressing Ideas: A Reply to Roger A. Shiner" (Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 68 (4), 2010)
  • "Forgery and Appropriation in Art" (Philosophy Compass, 5 (12), 2010)
  • "Conceptual Problems of Conceptual Separability and the Non-Usefulness of the Useful Articles Distinction" (Journal of the Copyright Society of the USA, 57 (1-2), 2010)
  • "Making Sense of the Copyrightability of Plots: A Case Study in the Ontology of Art" (Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 67(2), 2009)
  • "Performance Hero" (with Craig Derksen, Contemporary Aesthetics Vol.7, 2009)
  • "Finding a Foundation: Copyright and the Creative Act" (Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal 17(3), 2009)
  • "Mystery and Misdirection: Some Problems of Fair Use and Users' Rights" (Journal of the Copyright Society of the USA 56(2-3), 2009)
  • "A Reply to Paisley Livingston" (Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 66(4), 2008)
  • "When is a Work of Art Finished?" (Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 66(1), 2008)

    Book Reviews
  • Review of Noël Carroll, Minerva's Night Out: Philosophy, Pop Culture, and Moving Pictures (Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, forthcoming)
  • Review of Thierry Lenain, Art Forgery: The History of a Modern Obsession (British Journal of Aesthetics, published online June 27, 2012)

    Other Publications
  • "Comics and Criticism" in Bramlett, Frank, Roy T. Cook, and Aaron Meskin (eds.) The Routledge Companion to Comics(Forthcoming, Routledge)
  • "The Nature of Copying and the Singular Literary Work" in Hick, Darren and Reinold Schmücker (eds.) The Aesthetics and Ethics of Copying (Forthcoming, Bloomsbury)
  • "Author" and "Copyright" in Kelly, Michael (ed.) Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, 2nd Ed. (2014, Oxford University Press)
  • "The Language of Comics" in Meskin, Aaron and Roy Cook (eds.) The Art of Comics and Graphic Novels: A Philosophical Approach (2012, Blackwell: New Directions in Aesthetics Series)
  • "Your Zombie and You: Emotion, Identity, and the Undead" in Moreman, Christopher and Cory James Rushton (eds.) Zombies Are Us: Essays on the Humanity of the Walking Dead (with Craig Derksen, 2012, McFarland)
  • "Chronology of Works in Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art" and "Resources in Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art" for Ribiero, Anna Christina (ed.) Continuum Companion to Aesthetics (2012, Continuum)
  • "Aesthetics and Copyright" in American Society for Aesthetics Newsletter 30(1), 2010 (available online)
  • "Horror in Long Underwear" in Conway, Gerry (Ed.). Webslinger. (2007, BenBella Books)
  • Illustrator for Lindley Darden, Reasoning in Biological Discoveries: Mechanisms, Interfield Relations, and Anomaly Resolution (2006, Cambridge University Press)



    Conferences and Invited Presentations

  • "Copyright, Characters, and Canon" -- Conference on 'Balancing Intellectual Property Claims and the Freedom of Art and Communication', Center for Interdisciplinary Research (Bielefeld, Germany), March 2016
  • Comment on Karen Gover's "Taking Pictures: Appropriation Art and Fair Use" -- American Society for Aesthetics Annual Conference, October 2014
  • "Beliefs About Experiencing and Destroying Art" (with Jessecae Marsh) -- Cognitive Science Society Annual Conference, July 2014
  • "The Puzzling Nature of Copies" -- Conference on the Ethics of Copying, Center for Interdisciplinary Research (Bielefeld, Germany), July 2014
  • "Owning Your Voice" -- American Society for Aesthetics Annual Conference, October 2013
  • "Getting Inside Getting Inside Jack Kerouac's Head" -- University of Oxford, February 2013
  • Comment on Katherine Tullman's "Do We Make Real Moral Judgments About Fictions?" -- American Society for Aesthetics Annual Conference, October 2012
  • Comment on Henry Pratt's "Are you Ready for Some Football? A Monday Night Documentary?" -– American Society for Aesthetics Eastern Conference, April 2012
  • Comment on Katherine Thomson-Jones's "Art, Ethics, and Critical Pluralism" -- American Society for Aesthetics Annual Conference, October 2010
  • "Can You Copyright a Plot?" -- American Society for Aesthetics Eastern Conference, April 2007
  • "Forgery and Fetishists" -- Bucknell University Philosophy Department, May 2008
  • "Toward an Ontology of Authored Works" -- Texas Tech Philosophy Department, November 2009; New Mexico State University, April 2010



    Teaching
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    Graduate Courses Taught
  • Contemporary Philosophy: The Aesthetics of Pop Culture, FA 2016
  • Contemporary Aesthetics, SP 2010, SP 2014, SU 2015, SU 2016, SP 2017 (Texas Tech)
  • History of Aesthetics, SU 2014, FA 2014, FA 2015 (Texas Tech)
  • Contemporary Philosophy: Forgery, Infringement, and Appropriation, SU 2011 (Texas Tech)
  • Seminar in Metaphysics, SP 2011 (Texas Tech)

    Undergraduate Courses Taught
  • Philosophy of Horror, SP 2017 (Texas Tech)
  • Biomedical Ethics, FA 2014, FA 2015, SP 2017 (Texas Tech)
  • Aesthetics, FA 2009, FA 2013, SP 2016 (Texas Tech)
  • Beginning Philosophy, FA 2009, SP 2010, SU 2010, SP 2011, FA 2013, SP 2014, FA 2014, SP 2015, SU 2015, FA 2015 (Texas Tech)
  • Modern European Philosophy, SP 2015 (Texas Tech)
  • Metaphysics, FA 2010, FA 2013 (Texas Tech)
  • Metaphysics SP 2013 (Susquehanna)
  • Problems in Philosophy, FA 2011, SP 2012, FA 2012, SP 2013 (Susquehanna)
  • Senior Capstone Advising, SP 2013, SP 2013 (Susquehanna)
  • Writing & Thinking, FA 2011, SP 2012, SP 2013 (Susquehanna)
  • Aesthetics, FA 2011, FA 2012 (Susquehanna)
  • Philosophical Problems: Philosophy & Copyright, SP 2011 (Texas Tech)
  • Logic, FA 2010 (Texas Tech)
  • Philosophy of Literature, FA 2009 (Texas Tech)
  • The Ethics of War, SP 2009 (Bucknell)
  • Philosophy and Film, FA 2008 and SP 2009 (Bucknell)
  • Senior Thesis Advising, FA 2008 (Bucknell)
  • Philosophy of Art, FA 2008 (Bucknell)
  • Introduction to Philosophy, SP 2008 (Maryland)
  • Contemporary Moral Issues, SP and FA 2007 (Maryland)
  • Philosophy of the Arts, SU 2006 (Maryland)
  • Philosophy in Film, WI 2006 (Maryland)
  • The Aesthetics of Comics, SU 2005 (Maryland)



    Service

  • Member, American Society for Aesthetics 2016 Annual Meeting Planning Committee
  • Reviewer, Oxford University Press (2015)
  • Reviewer, Broadview Press (2013)
  • Referee, British Journal of Aesthetics, 2011-2015
  • Referee, Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 2009-2015
  • Referee, Mind, 2014
  • Referee, Orbis Litterarum, 2014
  • Referee, Environmental Values, 2013
  • Referee, American Philosophical Quarterly, 2011
  • Central Curriculum Committee, 2012-2014 (Susquehanna)
  • University Theme Selection Committee, 2012-2013 (Susquehanna)
  • Academic Honesty Board, 2012 (Susquehanna)
  • Fine Arts Core Exam Review Committees, 2010 (Texas Tech)
  • Philosophy Masters Defense Committees, 2010 (Texas Tech)
  • Philosophy Department Colloquia Committee, 2009-2010 (Texas Tech)
  • Chairman, Bucknell Arts Forum, 2008-2009 (Bucknell)