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Volume 18. Krystyna Wilkoszewska (ed.). Aesthetics in Action

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Call for Papers – 20th International Congress of Aesthetics, 24-29 July 2016, Seoul, Korea

Call for Papers – 20th International Congress of Aesthetics, 24-29 July 2016, Seoul, Korea



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CFP – Young Scholar Awards – ICA 2016, Seoul

CFP – Young Scholar Awards – ICA 2016, Seoul



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  Young Scholar Awards: Call for Papers   The International Association of Aesthetics cordially invites Ph.D. candidate students to apply…

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Young Scholar Awards: Call for Papers


The International Association of Aesthetics cordially invites Ph.D. candidate students to apply for Young Scholar Awards for the 20th International Congress of Aesthetics. The 20th ICA will be held at Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea, July 24-29, 2016.


The IAA will select 10 papers and will award 500 USD to each winner. The Young Scholar Awardees will be honored at the Congress.


The deadline for paper submissions is April 30, 2016, and the awards will be announced by the end of May. The length of a paper should be 8-10 double-spaced 12 pt-font pages for 20-minute presentation. Papers over length will be disqualified from consideration.


Applicants should register for the Congress by March 1, 2016, to avoid the late registration penalty. For a regular registration, the applicant only has to submit his/her abstract. Should the applicant receive the award, the registration fee will be refunded.


In the case that the applicant is not awarded and s/he cannot attend the Congress, the registration fee will be refunded, provided the applicant declares this to the organizers no later than June 15, 2016. No refunds will be granted for withdrawals after this date.


Please send the papers to Young Scholar Awards, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For registration and further details about the conference, please see


Gao Jianping   President of IAA,

Tyrus Miller   Secretary General


Call for Abstracts


Music, Art and Philosophy in Dialogue


Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland 20th - 21th May 2016


The Institute of Philosophy of University of Bern announces a Call for Abstracts for the two-day conference ‘Music, Art and Philosophy in Dialogue’, organized together with the Hochschule der Künste Bern and the Zentrum Paul Klee.


Keynotes are held by Peter Kivy (Rutgers University), Paulo de Assis (Orpheus Institute - Ghent) and Ulrich Mosch (University of Geneva).


The symposium aims to foster dialogues between musicology, philosophy and art history. The Call seeks contributions in the following fields:


- Philosophical themes in Paul Klee’s Work and Thought

- The role of Music in Paul Klee’s Work and Thought

- The role of Paul Klee in Contemporary Music


The presentations can be held in German or English. Proposals are invited for presentations of 25 mins followed by the discussion. Please send abstracts of no more than 400 words, together with your CV (max. 70 words) to the following Address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Submission deadline: 31st January 2016



Information on registration and accommodations will be posted in due time.


Contemporary Aesthetics, Volume 14 (2016)
Deadline:  November 1, 2016
Contact:  Arnold Berleant, 
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Contemporary Aesthetics invites papers for its fourteenth volume .  The purpose of Contemporary Aesthetics is to publish international, interdisciplinary, peer- and blind-reviewed articles on contemporary theory, research, and application in aesthetics. CA invites submissions of articles no greater than 7,000 (including abstract and notes). Articles that are primarily historical or that focus on particular art works or individual artists are not appropriate to the mission of this journal.  We welcome the use of visual images and auditory and video clips to illustrate the text.  Discussions should be accessible to an audience across disciplines and promote conversation across fields and practices. For more information about submitting work to Contemporary Aesthetics, visit

CA is an open access journal and may be accessed, downloaded, and copied free of charge.  Contemporary Aesthetics is published by Contemporary Aesthetics, Inc. and is incorporated in the State of Maine, USA, and licensed as an Exempt Charitable Organization.  The journal began publication in 2003 and is published on a rolling basis with new content added to each Volume throughout the year. The completion of each Volume is at end of the calendar year.  CA is archived annually by MPublishing, a division of the University of Michigan Library, and its operating costs are partially supported by the Rhode Island School of Design.  WorldCat lists Contemporary Aesthetics as available to 568 academic libraries worldwide as a scholarly resource (as of November 4, 2015).  The journal is also abstracted or indexed in EBSCO, The Philosopher's Index,  Ulrich's Periodicals Directory, Genamics JournalSeek, CiteFactor, PhilPapers, and H.W. Wilson. 


Perspectives on Food Aesthetics

The Department of Culture Studies at the University of Wroclaw, University of Social Science and Humanities, and Northern Arizona University invite proposals for papers to be presented at a 3-day conference, June 17-19, 2016

Location: University of Wroclaw (Wroclaw Poland)


A specific trend in modern visual arts involves artists enthusiastically embracing food as an artistic medium. The depiction of food in the arts is not new. Recently, however, a distinct turn has taken place, with food products becoming not only a theme in art but also the raw material of art. Since the 1930’s, consumption of food and drink has been used both to expand the scope of arts and to comment critically on contemporary culture, raising issues of consumption, ecology, globalization, hospitality, gender, politics, etc.  The work of many artists challenges traditional assumptions a about a sharp art/life division as well as challenging traditional aesthetic norms. There are thus artists who become cooks, but also cooks who see themselves as artists. A prime example of this latter is Ferran Adrià, founder of molecular cuisine, whom the art world has embraced as its own. In the face of these tendencies, this conference will be examining (a) the extent to which it is possible to merge the two realms; (b) what sorts of overlapping possibilities exist between artists and cooks; and (c) what all this might mean for a revised understanding of the “aesthetic.”  

This conference will explore the ways in which the art world meets gastronomic culture; it will analyze the objectives of food centered artistic practices and the aesthetic discourse on the question of the artistic validity of food and cooking.


Conference papers should address one of the following two domains:

- discussion of aesthetic value of food

- art works and artistic practices focusing on food


Keynote speaker:

Richard Shusterman (The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture, Florida Atlantic University)


Conference Committee:

Raymond Boisvert (Siena College, NY)

Miroslaw Kocur (University of Wroclaw)

Carolyn Korsmeyer (University at Buffalo, SUNY)

Dorota Monkiewicz (MWW Wroclaw Contemporary Museum)

Richard Shusterman (Florida Atlantic University)

Krystyna Wilkoszewska (Jagiellonian University)

Dorota Wolska (University of Wroclaw)


A selection of the best seminar papers will be considered, after an external double blind review process, for publication in a volume.

Abstracts of 250 words, and a current CV, should be sent electronically as attachments, no later than February 15, 2016, to Dorota Koczanowicz at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please direct conference inquiries to the same address.

Prospective speakers will be notified by March, 2016.

Conference fee: 100 , 70 (doctoral students)




Dorota Koczanowicz (University of Wroclaw) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Russell Pryba (Northern Arizona University) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.





Conceptual Analysis: Rhetoric, Poetics and Populist Talk in Contemporary Politics

Appearances of the Political 1/6

Winter Symposium: February 22-23, 2016, University of Latvia (Main Building, Rai?a bulv?ris 19) in collaboration with University of Latvia



The Nordic Summer University (NSU) study group Appearances of the Political announces a CFP for its winter symposium. The first session of the group will be organized in cooperation with Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art and Faculty of Theology, the Latvian University in Riga, Latvia.

The topic, Identifying the Political, will address the verbal play and its connection to physical presences of today’s political reality and approach it from the point of view of social, artistic, aesthetic and cultural analysis.

By focusing on the conceptual base of the appearances of the political we wish to articulate clearly the artistic, aesthetic and cultural forces underlying today’s political thinking. We also want to inaugurate a debate on the role of cultural approaches in political analysis. To really discuss the political we need to establish a deeper understanding of the key concepts and their cultural extensions before elaborating on other forms of investigating them.

This could, for example, be related to the impact of concepts like migration / refugee. What cultural significance do these (or any similar politically explosive) concepts anchor to?

We wish to break new paths in connecting the cultural humanities and the political sciences. This symposium thus invites the participants to explore bravely new ways of studying the issue. We believe that experimentation is crucial for rethinking the political.

Our partner in the winter session 2016 is the University of Latvia in Riga and we collaborate closely with Pauls Daija and the Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art.

About the Study Group

The intention of Appearances of the Political is to create a platform for future collaborations and applications, and to exchange knowledge and share common interest. It is important for the group to consult a variety of fields as broad as possible including political theory, philosophy, communication, social sciences and cultural studies, and we hope that scholars from all areas of interest would join us.

Participating in this first meeting of the group does not imply any obligation for participating in future meetings. We hope, however, that participants will be involved in building a strong community on this topic for future activities reflecting the diversity of interests in the community. Future seminars will focus on History, Material Culture, Activism, Political Art and Aesthetics in the Everyday, and Communication. The list of sites for the study circle is planned to be, among more, of the following order: Riga, Orivesi (NSU Summer Session), Bratislava, St. Petersburg and Copenhagen. Changes might appear as well as additions. We are open to any propositions concerning collaboration, partners and sites.

We invite proposals for presentations addressing different problems relating to this call. We hope that academicians, artists, students, third sector agents and intellectuals would participate. Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions from the coordinators!

Please bookmark the study circle on NSU’s webpage

and the blog of the study circle:


Format of the presentation

Format of presentation can be either:
15 minutes presentation + 15 minutes discussion
30 minutes presentation + 10 minutes discussion.

Please indicate your wish in the abstract!

We encourage you to give an oral presentation, i.e. no dry reading of a paper or reading from texts on power points (use power points for pictures, illustration of similar material). What matters is the content and what you have to say, not the rhetorical performance. Any form of experimental presentation is very much welcomed.

To submit a proposal please send via email to the coordinators:

Max Ryynänen: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Carsten Friberg: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  1. A written proposal (300-500 words) with a title and descriptive subtitle. This text should include your presentation proposal, its format its duration, facilities you need (I.e. technical equipment)
  2. If you wish to participate without giving a presentation, please write a short (200 words) description of yourself.


The deadline to submit proposals is November 30, 2015.  The preliminary program will be announced on December 15, 2015 on where you can also find more information about NSU and sign up for the newsletter.

The applications will be viewed ASAP. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance no later than December 15.

Later submission is possible but we will prioritize early submissions.


Registration and fee

Students, unemployed and freelancers: 30 €

Baltic students: 10 €

Those associated with institutions:  50 €

We will use the fees to cover some food and other expenses for the participants.

Participants should apply to their institutions, Art Councils, local foundations or sponsors to have their travel cost covered.



Official website for the CFP:

Short presentation of the circle:


The Beautiful Game: The Poetics and Aesthetics of Soccer in Transnational Perspective

University of Basel

June 30-July 2, 2016


Confirmed Speakers:

Simon Critchley (New School for Social Research)

Eva Lavric (University of Innsbruck)

Emily Ryall (University of Gloucestershire)


This conference, scheduled to take place during the 2016 European Championship and hosted by the University of Basel’s Department of English, takes up soccer with a special focus on its poetics and aesthetics. The conference particularly seeks to scrutinize the poetics and aesthetics of the game in light of comparative as well as transnational, transcontinental, and global perspectives. In doing so, it aims to shed light on the poetics and aesthetics of all aspects of soccer, from the actual game to fan chants and choreographies, from representations in the arts to the aesthetics of media coverage, from the poetics of live commentary to institutional image cultivation (MLS, FIFA, UEFA, etc.), from aspects of design (jerseys, balls) to recent developments in stadium architecture. Given this range and diversity of the forms in which the poetics and aesthetics of soccer manifest themselves, the conference by necessity is interdisciplinary in nature, with possible contributions coming from fields such as literary and cultural studies, philosophy, linguistics, visual studies and the arts, design, and architecture to name but a few.


Possible topics include but are not limited to:

• the poetics and aesthetics of the game

• “skill,” “creativity,” “intuition,” and “style” in soccer

• soccer and the notions of the beautiful and the sublime

• fan chants

• fan choreographies

• Ultra aesthetics

• the aesthetics (and politics) of institutional image cultivation via the staging of events such as opening ceremonies, fixture draws, player award ceremonies, etc.

• languages of/in soccer

• the poetics and rhetoric of soccer live commentary

• the poetics, rhetoric, and aesthetics of soccer media coverage

• representations of soccer in the arts (including literature and film)

• the aesthetics of stadium architecture

• design in soccer: jerseys, balls, gear, club emblems, etc.


In addition to academic talks, the conference will also include an art event, exhibiting some of the original art that is the basis for tschuttiheftli’s sticker collection they create for every World Cup and European Championship (


Please send your 300-word abstracts and 100-word bios to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The deadline for submissions is December 14, 2015. The conference organizers plan to publish a collection of essays based on selected contributions to the conference.


Conference Organizers:

Dr. phil. des. Ridvan Askin and Dr. Catherine Diederich, Department of English, University of Basel, Nadelberg 6, CH-4051 Basel



European Society for Aesthetics Conference 2016

Barcelona (Spain) 8 – 10 June 2016


Submission deadline: 15th of January 2016


The European Society for Aesthetics would like to invite you to submit a paper for presentation at the ESA Conference 2016. The conference will be co-organised by the ESA, the Department of Philosophy of the Autonomous University of Barcelona and the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Barcelona. 


Confirmed Keynote speakers:     


ï Christoph Menke (Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankurt)

ï Elisabeth Schellekens (Uppsala Universitet)

ï Lev Kreft (University of Ljubljana)


We are inviting papers from all traditions and on any topic in philosophical aesthetics, and both systematic and historical presentations are acceptable. 


We encourage the presentation of submissions in English, but submissions in other major European languages will be considered equally. For each talk, there will be time for a 25-minute presentation, with about another 20 minutes designated for discussion. All accepted papers would be eligible for publication in the proceedings of the ESA. (



Submissions must be long abstracts, between 800 and 1.200 words in length, presenting not only the main ideas and claims of the paper, but also the chief considerations and arguments in favour of them. Please, notice that full paper submissions will not be accepted and submissions are limited to one per person.


Please use the PDF-file format for submission and render your text completely anonymous, allowing for blind refereeing. To submit your long abstract, please use the EasyChair online submission system (first-time users will be asked to register with EasyChair).

We also encourage all submitters to sign up as members of the ESA (which is free):


The deadline for submissions of papers is the 15th of January 2016, and we aim to inform you about the result of our selection process by mid February 2016.  



Further information about the conference will soon be available on ESA website. Please send all your questions to the conference organizers: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The 20th International Congress of Aesthetics

“Aesthetics and Mass Culture”

24-29 July 2016 (Sunday-Friday)

Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea



Call for Papers


ICA 2016 organizing committee invites all interested individuals to submit the abstract of a paper for 20-minute presentation. There will be 5-minute Q&A after presentation.


• Abstract submission deadline: March 1, 2016

• Paper submission deadline: June 30, 2016

• How to submit: On-line submission at




1. Issues of Art Theories in the Era of Mass Culture

2. New Media, Design and Aesthetics

3. Aesthetics of Body and Sports

4. Reflections on the History of Aesthetics

5. Values of Art: Cognitive, Moral and Political

6. Scientific Perspectives on Aesthetics

7. Imagination and Emotion

8. Aesthetics of Environment and Ecology

9. Aesthetics and Theories of Individual Artistic Genres

10. Aesthetics and Art Theories in Asian Traditions




All participants are requested to register via on-line system. Please visit our

website in order to proceed your registration. (

Registration fee:

Regular   USD 300 (by March 1, 2016)          USD 350 (late and on-site)

Student*  USD 150 (by March 1, 2016)           USD 200 (late and on-site)

*A copy of “STUDENT ID” will be needed.


Organizing Committee


- President of the Organizing Committee of ICA2016

Prof. Chong-hwan Oh (Seoul National University)

- President of the Korean Society of Aesthetics

Prof. Joosik Min (Youngnam University)

- Secretary General of ICA2016

Prof. Haewan Lee (Seoul National University)



ICA 2016 Secretariat


Tel. +82-2-880-6255, Fax. +82-2-877-6340

E-mail. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Department of Aesthetics, College of Humanities, Seoul National University,

Gwanakno1, Gwanakgu, Seoul, 151-745, South Korea

For more information, visit our website:

Oxford University Press

The Monist.

 The Aesthetics Of Everyday Life

Call For Papers

Deadline For Submissions Is January 31, 2017.

Intending authors should directly contact the Advisory Editor. They should refer to the submission guidelines when preparing their work for submission. For these and other information about the Monist see


101:1 Jan 2018. The Aesthetics of Everyday Life
Advisory Editor: John Haldane (
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Deadline for submissions: Jan 31, 2017

Historically aesthetics has focused on the philosophy of art, on the nature of beauty, and on the character of the experience of both. This tended to represent the aesthetic as somewhat rare and elevated above ordinary experience and practice. In recent decades, however, the subject has broadened, with attention being given to a wider diversity of art forms including conceptual art and land art, computer art, the cinema, and video arts. In addition there has been a growth of interest in environmental aesthetics.

A more limited development has been the recognition of the ubiquity of the aesthetic within the fabric of everyday life as for example in work on the aesthetics of the built environment, of personal spaces, and on the aesthetic aspects of social life. Papers are invited that explore either the general idea of an aesthetics of everyday life, or particular topics within this general area. Of particular interest are papers relating the aesthetics of everyday life to issues in social relationships and public policy, for example in relation to clothing styles and fashion, public rituals and ceremonies, landscape design and gardening, urban planning, ambient sound, and graffiti.

Volume 18. Krystyna Wilkoszewska (ed.). Aesthetics in Action. International Yearbook of Aesthetics. Volume 18. 2014




The 18th volume of the International Yearbook of Aesthetics comprises a selection of papers presented at the 19th International Congress of Aesthetics, which took place in Cracow in 2013. The Congress entitled “Aesthetics in Action” was intended to cover an extended research area of aesthetics going beyond the fine arts towards various forms of human practice. In this way it bore witness to the transformation that aesthetics has been undergoing for a few decades at the turn of the 20th and 21st centuries. 


About the Editor


Krystyna Wilkoszewska is professor of philosophy and aesthetics and Head of the Department of Aesthetics at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland. She is President of the Polish Society of Aesthetics and Director of John Dewey Research Center founded by her at the Jagiellonian University. She is a delegate in the Executive Committee in the International Association for Aesthetics and a member of Board in Central European Pragmatist Forum. She was awarded research grants from ACLS and Humboldt Foundation. Her main interest is in pragmatist philosophy and aesthetics, somaesthetics, postmodern philosophy and art, eco-aesthetics, transcultural studies. She published Art as the Rhythm of Life: Reconstruction of John Dewey’s Philosophy of Art; Postmodernism in Philosophy and Art and edited among others three volume Japanese Aesthetics; Vision and Revision; Transcultural Aesthetics; Aesthetics and Cultures. She is editor of the series: “Aesthetics in the World”, “Classics of Polish Aesthetics”.