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Eastern Division Meeting April 15-16, 2016
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American Society for Aesthetics — Eastern Division Meeting
April 15-16, 2016
Independence Park Hotel

CALL FOR PAPERS: Deadline Monday, January 4, 2016

Monroe Beardsley Lecture, Temple University
Carolyn Korsmeyer (University at Buffalo - SUNY)

Plenary Lecture
Robert Hopkins (New York University)

Invited panel: "Portraiture"
Cynthia A. Freeland (University of Houston)
Hans Maes (University of Kent)
Daniel J. Graham (Hobart and William Smith Colleges)

Invited panel: "Reality in the Moving Image" (in collaboration with the Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image)
Paloma Atencia-Linares (UNAM Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)
Laura Di Summa-Knoop (Fairfield University)
Dirk Eitzen (Franklin & Marshall College)

Papers on any topic in aesthetics are invited, as well as proposals for panels, author-meets-critics, or other special sessions. Papers and proposals from traditionally underrepresented groups (including women, racial minorities, and persons with disabilities, among others) are encouraged. We welcome volunteers to serve as session chairs and commentators. To submit a paper or panel proposal for consideration you must be a member of the American Society for Aesthetics, and if your paper is accepted you must register for the conference. You can join ASA on-line: Papers should not exceed 3,000 words, should be accompanied by a 100-word abstract, and must be prepared for blind review. 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.

Please send submissions in PDF, Word, or RTF format to Aili Bresnahan and Alessandro Giovannelli at

Please feel free to direct questions to the Program Co-Chairs: Aili Bresnahan (University of Dayton) or Alessandro Giovannelli (Lafayette College)

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