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American Society for Aesthetics Pacific Division

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April 8-10, 2015, Pacific Grove, California

Paper and panel submissions from persons in all arts-related disciplines, including graduate students, are welcome. Papers and panels may treat any area of interest within aesthetics and the philosophy of art. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to: art and imagination; issues relating to the perception and appreciation of art; experimental aesthetics; history of aesthetics; philosophy of literature; philosophy of film and media arts; philosophy of music, dance and theatre; representation and depiction; the aesthetics of sport; and reflections on the state of the discipline, including its relationship to other philosophical domains and empirically grounded research. We are particularly interested in papers on embodiment and film, literature, the performing arts or the visual arts to compliment a special panel on embodiment in the arts with invited speakers Alva Noë and Sean Kelly.
Paper submissions must not exceed 3,000 words in length (20 minutes in presentation time), and should be accompanied by 100-word abstracts. Panel proposals should include a general description of the topic or theme, along with the names and affiliations of all proposed participants and brief abstracts of all papers. Essays written by graduate students may be considered for a special award, and all graduate student submissions should be clearly marked as such. Volunteers to serve as commentators and/or chairs are welcome.

All papers or proposals should be submitted electronically to William Seeley and Anna Pakes at asapacific2015@gmail.com. Please email the organizers also at this address if you would like to comment on a paper or chair a session.

Deadline: November 1, 2014.