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CFP: American Society for Aesthetics, 2016 Annual Meeting
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November 16-19, 2016
Renaissance Seattle Hotel
Seattle, WA

Submission deadline: February 15, 2016.

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Papers on any topic in aesthetics or the philosophy of art are invited, as well as proposals for panels, author-meets-critics sessions, and other special sessions. We welcome volunteers to serve as session chairs and commentators. Submissions related to topics in feminism, the philosophy of race, disability studies, queer and trans studies, post- or decolonial theory, and other topics pertaining to systemic social difference are especially encouraged.

Papers should not exceed 3,000 words, should be accompanied by a 100-word abstract, and must be prepared for anonymous review. Proposals for panels, author-meets-critics sessions, and other special sessions should include a brief description of the topic or theme, the names and affiliations of all proposed participants, and abstracts of all papers.

Please note that all program participants (including paper presenters, panelists, commentators, and chairs) must be members of ASA. Submissions from non-members are welcome. However, non-members must join ASA within 30 days after notification of acceptance of their paper or panel presentation or they will be replaced on the program. Non-members accepting an invitation to serve as a commentator or chair of any session must join ASA within 30 days after acceptance or they will be replaced on the program.

All submissions must be PDF or Word files. You may submit a paper or be a member of a proposed panel, but not both. A paper cannot be presented at both a regional meeting of the ASA and the Annual Meeting. Submissions not meeting the requirements will not be considered. All participants must register for the conference.

The ASA supports the goals of the Gendered Conference Campaign (GCC). In selecting panels the Program Committee will consider whether steps have been taken to support the GCC, as evidenced by the participation of women and members of other historically underrepresented and excluded groups.

Full-time students who are presenting a paper or a panel presentation on the program at the Annual Meeting are eligible for a travel stipend. When you submit your paper, please also send a message to the Program Chair indicating that you will be a full-time student in Fall 2016. Full-time students in Spring 2016 who complete the PhD and are unemployed in Fall 2016 are also eligible for a travel stipend.

Conference sessions will be held in the Renaissance Seattle Hotel, and the normal practice is for participants to lodge in the hotel. (A group rate for the ASA meeting will be available). The hotel’s meeting rooms, business center, main entrance, self-parking, registration desk, and fitness center entrance are accessible for those with mobility limits, and accessible guest rooms with a 32-inch-wide entrance are available. Prospective participants are welcome to contact the Program Chair at any point to discuss how we can best offer accessibility accommodation.

Please submit any inquiries to the Program Chair, Prof. Sherri Irvin (Department of Philosophy, University of Oklahoma), at Submissions should be sent to The deadline for submission is Feb. 15, 2016.

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