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CALL FOR PROPOSALS EDITOR OF THE IAA YEARBOOK
THE PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEE OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR AESTHETICS
INVITES PROPOSALS FOR EDITOR OF THE YEARBOOK OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR AESTHETICS VOLUME 19
The topic is open to any subject relevant to international scholarship in Aesthetics.
Please submit proposals to the the IAA Publications Committee for consideration of the IAA Executive Committee meeting by June 1, 2016.
Proposals recommended by the Publications committee will be reviewed at the Executive Committee of IAA at their meeting in July 2016.
Proposals to include:
Subject of the proposed Volume
Tentative list of proposed Authors
Name, Curriculum Vitae, and Institutional Affiliation of Editor
Source of Institutional Support
Department of Philosophy Marquette University 1217 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 54233 USA
See Attached Policy Statement
The fifth volume of the ICA Cracow 2013 proceedings, titled “Transacting Aesthetics”, edited by Sebastian Stankiewicz will appear online soon. The volume will contain the contributions of the following authors:
Sebastian Stankiewicz, Adam Dzidowski, Scott Contreras-Koterbay, Lukasz Mirocha, Collin Pointon, Hülya Toksöz Sahiner, Malgorzata Szyszkowska, Pol Capdevila, Norihide Mori, Elzbieta Staniszewska, Vladimir Konecni, Jakub Votroubek, Carolyn Korsmeyer, Adam Chmielewski, Takashi Sugiyama, Heon Kim, Ksenia Fedorova, Saša Hrnjez, Katya Mandoki, Piotr Mróz, James Garrison, Ariyuki Kondo, Eleni Leontsini, Jia Chen, Elena Tavani, Vera Stegman, Yoko Tsuchiyama, Miri Isaka
Call for Papers
The Nordic Society of Aesthetics Annual Conference
26-28 May 2016
Uppsala University (Sweden)
Philosophy, Imagination, and the Arts
Noel Carroll (CUNY Graduate Center)
Stacie Friend (Birkbeck College, University of London)
Jason Gaiger (The Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford)
Lydia Goehr (Columbia University)
From whichever perspective we approach the realm of the arts, the imagination has long been considered central to our experience and understanding of it. In some contexts, the purposeful exercise of the imagination is held to be intimately bound up with the role of art and thus also with why we value it in the first place. But has this link between the imagination and the arts come to be felt so surely that we have begun to under-theorize it and take it for granted?
There are at least two pressing reasons to re-examine the relation between the imagination and the arts. First, in the last couple of decades, considerable progress has been made in our understanding of the imagination and its applications. Developments in the philosophy of mind, for example, have equipped us not only with a taxonomy of several different kinds of imagination, but also an enhanced grasp of how the imagination feeds into creativity, mental imagery and our general cognitive architecture. But have these advances been sufficiently introduced into the discourse of aesthetics? Do practitioners, theorists and philosophers working in the arts need to look more closely at our concepts of the imagination?
Second, much 21st-century art challenges our imagination in new and often uncharted ways. How should we approach today’s artworks and with what tools do we best appreciate it? Does the imagination play an increased, decreased or simply different role in the art of today, and how might such changes necessitate revisions to the concepts of art with which we operate in practice and theory? Does the imagination play a different kind of role in different kinds of art and, if so, what are the ramifications for theories purporting to unify the arts?
Proposals for papers on these and other questions related to the theme of Philosophy, Imagination and the Arts are warmly invited.
Conference venue: Department of Philosophy, Uppsala University, Sweden.
Notification of acceptance: 1st April 2015.
Non-presenting participants are also welcome. (NB Please register before 1st May 2016.)
For more information: http://www.filosofi.uu.se/research/conferences-and-workshops/#2016
IAEA 2016 is taking place at the University of Vienna from August 29 to September 1, 2016 hosted by the Empirical Visual Aesthetics (EVA) lab.
The International Association of Empirical Aesthetics (IAEA) is an organization of researchers who use scientific methods to investigate aesthetic experience and aesthetic behavior in a wide variety of domains, including encounters with beauty, visual art, music, literature, film, theater, philosophy, and museum behavior.
June 17-20, 2016
~Call for Papers~
The negative – whether in judgements of the ugly, experiences of the derelict, or sensations of the revolting – is a phenomenon that is often unacknowledged in the philosophical literature.
Are such features properly to be called aesthetic? Are they qualities of objects, forms of judgement, or types of experiences? The 6th WE international symposium is dedicated to the precise mapping and conceptualization of the ugly and its kind.
Wassard Elea invites philosophers and aestheticians, critics and theorists, to submit papers on any topic in this area. Sessions of 90 min. include speaker, commentator, and discussion (40/20/30). Participants whose papers are accepted are expected to also provide commentary on another presentation during the meeting. All suitable contributions will be published in our quarterly journal, Wassard Elea Rivista.
Deadline for papers: March 31, 2016.
Information on registration and accommodations will be posted in advance of the date.
Refugium for writers, artists, composers, and scholars in Southern Italy
The Società Italiana d'Estetica has awarded the Premio Internazionale d'Estetica 2016 to Wolfgang Welsch (Germany) for his book:
Blickwechsel. Neue Wege der Ästhetik (Reclam, 2012).
The ceremony will take place on April 29, 2016 in Modena.
The award-winning book contains the following chapters:
"Philosophie und Kunst – eine wechselhafte Beziehung"
"Das Bauhaus als Institution der Moderne – Rückblicke und Zukunftsperspektiven"
"Sport ästhetisch betrachtet – und sogar als Kunst?"
"Wiederkehr des Schönen?"
"Wie die Kunst über die Enge der menschlichen Welt hinausführt – Auf dem Weg zu einer transhumanen Sichtweise"
"Orte des Menschen?"
"Der animalische Ursprung der Ästhetik"
"Kreativität durch Zufall – Das große Vorbild der Evolution und einige künstlerische Parallelen"
"Zur universalen Schätzung des Schönen"