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Questioning Aesthetics Symposium: Black Aesthetics
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Two day conference on Black Aesthetics at Hampshire College

3/31/2017 to 4/1/2017
When: 3/31 - 4/1/2017
9:00 AM
Where: Hampshire College
893 West St
Amherst, Massachusetts  01002
United States
Contact: Monique Roelofs & Michael Kelly
aestheticstaf@gmail.com

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The American Society for Aesthetics is pleased to provide $7500 in partial support of the Questioning Aesthetics Symposium: Black Aesthetics, to be held at Hampshire College, Amherst, MA, March 31-April 1, 2017.

Funding is also being provided by Hampshire College, the Transdisciplinary Aesthetics Foundation, Amherst College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, The University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and the Five-College Lecture Fund.

The conference is co-organized by Monique Roelofs, Professor of Philosophy at Hampshire College, and Michael Kelly, Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, and the Founder and President of the Transdisciplinary Aesthetics Foundation.

The symposium will be free and open to the public.

NEW (3/23/2017): Symposium Program

Web sites for the Symposium:

Poster: http://aesthetics-online.org/resource/resmgr/conferences/QAS-BlackAesthetics-Poster.pdf

Four grants of $500 each, made possible by an ASA Major Projects Initiative Grant, have been awarded to ASA student  members to attend the Symposium:

  • James Cobb, English and Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Miguel Gualdrón, Philosophy, DePaul University
  • Darla Migan, Philosophy, Vanderbilt University
  • Anahit Poturyan, Aesthetics and Politics, California Institute of the Arts

The symposium comprises five panels with 15 speakers, followed by a roundtable for all attendees. Confirmed speakers are: GerShun Avilez, Caitlin Cherry, Anthony Cokes, Jeremy M. Glick, Deborah Goffe, James Haile III, Phillip Brian Harper, Daphne Lamothe, Meleko Mokgosi, Amy Abugo Ongiri, Mickaella Perina, Kevin Quashie, Paul C. Taylor, Simone White, and Mabel O. Wilson.

Related events on Thursday, March 30, include a workshop by Mabel O. Wilson from 2:00-4:00 pm, and a lecture by Fred Moten at 5:00 pm, both at Hampshire College. Moten will also be doing a poetry reading on that same day at 8:00 pm at UMass/Amherst.

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