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Virtual Southern Aesthetics Workshop II, September 17-18, 2020

 Export to Your Calendar 9/17/2020 to 9/18/2020
When: September 17-18, 2020
Where: Virtual
United States
Contact: Aaron Meskin

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The new ASA Southern Division announces a two-day virtual workshop September 17-18, 2020. The workshop will be pre-read and conducted online (via Zoom) on the afternoons of Thursday, September 17 and Friday, September 18. There will be a total of ten presenters, including two keynote speakers. Two mid-career and two junior speakers will be invited.Submitted papers will fill the remaining slots, with at least two of those four open slots reserved for junior scholars.

Work in any area of aesthetics and the philosophy of art is welcome, although we encourage submissions that explore issues of special concern in the South, broadly construed. Scholars are welcome to submit no matter where they live or work.

The deadline for extended abstracts (no more than 500 words) is 8/3/2020 and decisions will be made by 8/7/2020. Completed papers (no longer than 3500 words) must be sent to commentators by 9/3/2020. Submissions should be sent to

The complete CFP is available here

Submissions will be reviewed by members of the SASA organizing committee and the 2020 conference committee. Commentators and chairs of the pre-read sessions will be drawn from the active members of the Southern Division of the ASA.

All persons on the program other than the invited keynote speakers -- including presenters, commentators, and chairs -- will be required to be ASA members in 2020 before their names will be announced on the public program.

There will be no registration fee and the workshop will be open to anyone who registers. The meeting will follow the practices of the Virtual Summer Aesthetics Festival and other virtual aesthetics events in requiring pre-registration and the use of individual links.

Queries can be sent to

The 2020 Conference Committee for this workshop includes: John Gibson (University of Louisville), Madeline Martin-Seaver (Auburn University), Aaron Meskin (University of Georgia), Jonathan Neufeld (The College of Charleston), James Shelley (Auburn University), and Elizabeth Scarbrough (Florida International University).

The persons responsible for continuing oversight of the Southern Division are Madeline Martin-Seaver, Aaron Meskin, James Shelley, and Elizabeth Scarbrough.



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The ASA Policies (effective July 12, 2019) will be in effect for this meeting. The ASA Ombudsperson Jeanette Bicknell will be available throughout the meeting.

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