CFP: Aesthetics, Rocky Mountain style

Rocky Mountain Division

American Society for Aesthetics

Call for Papers

The Thirty-Fourth Annual Meeting of the Rocky Mountain Division of the American Society for Aesthetics will take place at the Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe, New Mexico, July 7-9, 2017.

The submission deadline is March 1, 2017. Please send proposals as 200 word abstracts and offers to organize panels to: aesthetics.rmd at gmail dot com

Manuel Davenport Keynote Address: Mary Devereaux

Mary Devereaux, Ph.D., is a philosopher and bioethicist at University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Much of her work in aesthetics is dedicated to feminist issues and moral critiques of the power of art. Articles such as “Beauty and Evil: The Case of Leni Riefenstahl’s ‘Triumph of the Will’”; “ Moral Judgments and Works of Art: The Case of Narrative Literature.”; “Oppressive Texts, Resisting Readers and the Gendered Spectator: The New Aesthetics,” ; “More Than ‘Meets the Eye’. Autonomy and its Feminist Critics.”; “ Protected Space: Politics, Censorship, and the Arts” have influenced a generation of scholars interested in film theory, literary theory and feminist aesthetics.

Michael Manson Artist Keynote Address:Robert Brian Welkie

Robert Brian Welkie is an artist living and working in Los Angeles. His photographs are not well-known because he has released them only to a focused audience of collectors and others interested in the specific contexts and expressions of his evolving equation N/H+I as it pertains to the interaction of human, natural, and as he puts it “human/natural” or infrastructural aesthetic systems. Welkie’s background in film studies, the functions and practices of the film industry, and perhaps surprisingly–the stillness of vacant place, ground his work.

We welcome critical papers in all fields and disciplines pertaining to the history, application, and appreciation of aesthetic understanding. We are always particularly interested in research involving interdisciplinary and intercultural approaches emphasizing the natural character of the American Southwest.

The ASARMD Division’s long-standing practice has been to invite proposals, in the form of abstracts, for papers that you wish to present. Proposals should be no more than 250 words in length and follow the format of a typical abstract, which is to say, offer a formal, albeit succinct, summary of the work to be presented, including conclusion(s) to be drawn. Papers should be suitable for 20-minute presentations and not exceed 3000 words (excluding footnotes).

Proposals should be formatted as .doc or as .pdf and sent as an attachment via email. Your current email address will be the means of notification upon acceptance.

If you are interested in organizing an entire panel of three or four papers for the conference, please query the officers for information about how to put together a panel proposal. We encourage complete panel proposals.

Please note: we accept email submissions only. See the full call, including information on the Graduate Student prize, hotels nearby, and so on, here.


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