This page highlights the activities of the Feminist Caucus of the American Society
for Aesthetics, which began in 1990 to encourage expansion of the range of topics under
discussion at annual (and regional) meetings as well as within the
Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, and to extend the range of teaching options
in the classroom beyond traditional, mainstream aesthetics.
Membership in the caucus is open to all members of the ASA.
The Feminist Caucus usually sponsors a session annually at the national meeting of the ASA
followed by a lunch meeting.
Sessions addressing issues of feminism and aesthetics also take place at APA meetings
and international meetings (International Association for Aesthetics, International
Association of Women Philosophers, World Congress of Philosophy). Below we list several organizations of interest.
We encourage dialogue across disciplines and the arts, particularly as we plan for the 25th anniversary of the Feminist Caucus in 2015.
Feminist Aesthetics by Carolyn Korsmeyer in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2012)
The Feminist Art Project
Feminist Philosophy of Art by Anne Eaton in Philosophy Compass 3 (2008) pp. 873-93
Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy Special Issue on Women, Art, and Aesthetics 18.4 (2003)
International Association of Women Philosophers
Simone de Beauvoir Society
Society for Analytical Feminism
Society for Women in Philosophy
Please contact Peg Brand <email@example.com>
to be added to the Feminist Caucus listserve as well as for inquiries, suggestions,
and additions to this page.