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

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

Online registration is available until: 4/16/2018
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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.

Preliminary program (3/19/2018)

The submission deadline for papers was January 15 and submissions are no longer being accepted for this meeting. If you would like to volunteer to be a commentator or session chair, please contact: with a brief statement of your specialties.

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.

  • Be sure you have logged into the ASA site FIRST so you are shown the discounted ASA member rates.
  • The early-bird discount rate is available through Monday, April 16.
  • If you prefer to mail in a check to register, click here for the form to mail into the ASA. Mail-in registrations must be received no later than Monday, April 16.


To register for lodging at the conference rate of $169 (single or double) at the Courtyard Marriott, click here:

Book your group rate for American Society for Aesthetics Eastern Region Meeting

Deadline for booking at this rate at the Courtyard Marriott: Thursday, March 29 But rooms are going fast.


  • 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)


If you're wondering about other meetings next spring:

  • APA Pacific: San Diego, March 28-April 1, 2018
  • ASA Pacific: Asilomar Conference Center, April 4-6, 2018
  • ASA Co-sponsored Conference: The Philosophy of Portraits, University of Maryland: April 13-14, 2018

You can attend all of them!

more Meetings

4/4/2018 » 4/6/2018
ASA Pacific Meeting

4/12/2018 » 4/14/2018
The Philosophy of Portraits

Featured Members
Sondra BacharachVice-Chair of Feminist Caucus & 2016 ASA Faculty at UCSD Summer Program for Women in Philosophy
Kenny WaldenWinner of the Inaugural Arthur Danto/American Society for Aesthetics Prize

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