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CFP: American Society for Aesthetics, 2016 Annual Meeting

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November 16-19, 2016

Renaissance Seattle Hotel

Seattle, WA

Submission deadline: February 15, 2016.

Papers on any topic in aesthetics or the philosophy of art are invited, as well as proposals for panels, author-meets-critics sessions, and other special sessions. We welcome volunteers to serve as session chairs and commentators. Submissions related to topics in feminism, the philosophy of race, disability studies, queer and trans studies, post- or decolonial theory, and other topics pertaining to systemic social difference are especially encouraged.

Papers should not exceed 3,000 words, should be accompanied by a 100-word abstract, and must be prepared for anonymous review. Please note that authors of submitted papers must be current members of the ASA at the time of submission.

Proposals for panels, author-meets-critics sessions, and other special sessions should include a brief description of the topic or theme, the names and affiliations of all proposed participants, and abstracts of all papers. Only current ASA members may propose panels. Non-members may be included in the proposal, but will be required to join the ASA in order to appear on the programme.

All submissions must be PDF or Wordfiles. You may submit a paper or be a member of a proposed panel, but not both. A paper cannot be presented at both a regional meeting of the ASA and the Annual Meeting. Submissions not meeting the requirements will not be considered. All participants must register for the conference.

The ASA supports the goals of the Gendered Conference Campaign (GCC, https://feministphilosophers.wordpress.com/gendered-conference-campaign/). In selecting panels the Programme Committee will consider whether steps have been taken to support the GCC, as evidenced by the participation of women and members of other historically underrepresented and excluded groups.

Full-time students who are on the programme at the Annual Meeting (presenting or commenting) are eligible for a travel stipend. When you submit your paper, please also send a message to the Programme Chair indicating that you will be a full-time student in Fall 2016. Further information about travel stipends will be made available on the ASA website.

Conference sessions will be held in the Renaissance Seattle Hotel, and the normal practice is for participants to lodge in the hotel. (A group rate for the ASA meeting will be available). The hotel’s meeting rooms, business centre, main entrance, self-parking, registration desk, and fitness centre entrance are accessible for those with mobility limits, and accessible guest rooms with a 32-inch-wide entrance are available. Prospective participants are welcome to contact the Programme Chair at any point to discuss how we can best offer accessibility accommodation.

Please submit any inquiries to the Programme Chair, Prof. Sherri Irvin (Department of Philosophy, University of Oklahoma), at sirvin@ou.edu. Papers and panels will be submitted online through the ASA web site, aesthetics-online.org. Submissions will open by January 2, 2016. The deadline for submission is Feb. 15, 2016.