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Naturalizing Aesthetics is a volume which has grown out from the 19th International Congress of Aesthetics which was held in late July 2013 in Krakow (Poland). The papers selected show new openings for the field which is in a constant fluctuation. The book aims to provide the readers with an assessment of the newest state of research on naturalist aesthetics, understood in the broadest way.
Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
Selection of papers from the 19th International Congress of Aesthetics in Cracow 2013, "Aesthetics in Action". The title of the monograph, Practising Aesthetics, refers to the various senses of the term practice, its keynote being the paraphrase of the topic of the 19th Congress: Art in Action. In most general terms, its subject matter explores the sphere of the cooperation between aesthetic thought and artistic practice, their interconnections and mutual inspirations. The term practising is intentionally used in the title to point to various projects whose different ways of approaching aesthetic reflection are evident in the way they develop their arguments, their selection of issues to be examined as well as examples from art chosen to illustrate those issues.
Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
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"
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 May 20, 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.
For registration and further details about the conference, please see http://www.ica2016.org/
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
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
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 www.contempaesthetics.org.
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.
CALL FOR PAPERS
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
Richard Shusterman (The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture, Florida Atlantic University)
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.
Prospective speakers will be notified by March, 2016.
Conference fee: 100 €, 70 € (doctoral students)