CFP: Aesthetics, Rocky Mountain style

American Society for Aesthetics

Rocky Mountain Division

Call for Abstracts

March 1, 2019 Submission Deadline

The Thirty-Sixth 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 12-14, 2019.

Manuel Davenport Keynote Address: Dominic McIver Lopes Cosmopolitan Aesthetics

Dominic McIver Lopes FRSC teaches at the University of British Columbia. He holds a Canada Council Killam Research Fellowship and he has been a Guggenheim Fellow and a Levinhume Visiting Professor. He has written books on the semantics and values of images, the artistic role of technology in computer art and photography, methodology in aesthetics, the nature of art, and the nature and importance of aesthetic value. Building on his work on aesthetic value, his next project is a book entitled Cosmopolitan Aesthetics.

Michael Manson Artist Keynote Address: Pamela Knoll Philia and Figurative Art

Pamela Knoll is a figurative artist who works primarily from life and sees her work as a representation of the exchange between the model and herself. “Working from the model is like a form of intense, careful listening, except that it’s visual. The drawing or painting that results is a report of what I see and feel during the exchange.” She received her Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2006. In 2011 she began seriously studying drawing and oil painting under the guidance of artists Richard Morris and Sean Cheetham. Her work has been included in group shows, most recently at Kate Oh Gallery in New York. Pamela lives in Los Angeles where she continues to hone her drawing and painting skills to better serve her art.

Submission Guidelines—March 1, 2019 Submission Deadline

We welcome presentations 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 natural and cultural character of the American Southwest.

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