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2018 meeting of the Eastern Division of the American Society for Aesthetics

4/20/2018 to 4/21/2018
When: April 20-21, 2018
9 am - 5 pm
Where: Courtyard Marriott
21 North Juniper Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  19107
United States
Contact: David Clowney & John Dyck

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We know many past participants will miss the lovely historic hotel where ASA Eastern has met for many years, but we think you'll like this new location, an historic property in the center of town. The old one is remodeling and eliminating the meeting rooms needed.

Program (Final)

PLENARY ADDRESS: Paul C. Taylor (Professor of Philosophy and African American Studies, Pennsylvania State University) author of Black is Beautiful: A Philosophy of Black Aesthetics (Routledge, 2016; Winner of the ASA Outstanding Monograph Prize for 2017)

TEMPLE UNIVERSITY'S MONROE C. BEARDSLEY ADDRESSMurray Smith (Professor of Film Studies, University of Kent and Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellow, Princeton University), author of Film, Art, and the Third Culture: A Naturalized Aesthetics of Film (Oxford, 2017)

REGISTRATION: To register for the meeting, please click the red REGISTER button in the upper-right corner of this page.


Sorry! The deadline for booking at this rate at the Courtyard Marriott was Thursday, March 29.


  • From the Philadelphia Airport: take the Regional Rail service to Suburban Station/15th Street. ($6.75 each way). Walk east across the City Hall plaza to the hotel.
  • From 30th Street Train Station via subway: take the Market-Frankford subway line east to 13th St. Fare: $2.50 (cash only)
  • From 30th Street Train Station via taxi: Estimated $11, although wide variance depending on traffic


We are pleased to announce the winners of this year's Irene H. Chayes Travel Grants

  • Lara Giordano (Kansas City Art Institute)
  • Xiaoyan Hu (University of Liverpool)
  • Kathryn Wojtkiewicz (CUNY Graduate Center)

Please feel free to direct questions to the Program Co-Chairs: David Clowney (Rowan University) or John Dyck (CUNY - The Graduate Center)

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