Second Estetika essay competition


for Polish, Czech, Slovak, and Hungarian graduate students and junior
scholars of aesthetics, philosophy, the theory of art, art history,
literary studies, visual studies, cultural studies, and related

Deadline: 31 October 2012

We are pleased to announce the second year of an essay competition held
by Estetika: The Central European Journal of Aesthetics. The competition
is open to graduate students and junior scholars who are now officially
affiliated with a Polish, Czech, Slovak or Hungarian university or were
during their graduate studies. For the purposes of this contest, a
junior scholar is someone who obtained a PhD not earlier than 2007 (with
extensions for those who took parental leave or had to leave academia
for medical or similar reasons). Please get in touch with in case of
questions about eligibility.

The essays, of no more than 5,000 words, must focus on topics related to
the theory or history of aesthetics and the philosophy of art, and
comply with the standards of academic writing, including the citation
rules followed by Estetika (see The essay
must be entirely the work of the contestant and must not have been
previously published. Essays may be submitted in Czech, Slovak,
Hungarian, Polish, English, or German.

A competition committee composed of members of Estetika’s editorial
staff will select the best essay by 31 January 2013. The winning essay
will, if necessary, be translated into English and published in
Estetika, and its author will receive a free two-year subscription to
Estetika and €300.

Please address all correspondence to Jakub Stejskal


Estetika is an international peer-reviewed journal devoted to
philosophical aesthetics. The journal’s main ambition is to publish the
best research from the many diverse and rich European traditions in
aesthetics. It welcomes contributions in English on all topics related
to aesthetics and the philosophy of art. Reviews of books – significant
non-English publications included – are also welcome! Submission
To view the table of contents of the current issue, visit

Estetika is listed in
Arts and Humanities Citation Index (ISI Web of Knowledge)
ERIH (European Reference Index for Humanities, INT2 ranking)
Philosopher’s Index
Ulrich’s Web
ZDB (The German National Union Catalogue of Serials published by the
Berlin State Library and the German National Library)