CFP: American Society for Aesthetics - 2021 Eastern Division Meeting

Submission deadline: April 16, 2021

Conference date(s):
April 16, 2021 - April 17, 2021

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Conference Venue:

American Society for Aesthetics Eastern Division
Philadelphia, United States

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Due to COVID, the ASA Eastern meeting will be held virtually Friday-Saturday, April 16-17, 2021.



The ASA Eastern Division is pleased to announce that Deena Skolnick Weisberg will be the Keynote Speaker at the 2021 virtual meeting. An Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Villanova University, Professor Weisberg presented her work at a panel on Empirical Aesthetics at the ASA 78th Annual Meeting in November 2020. For more information on Professor Weisberg, click here



Papers on any topic in aesthetics are invited, as well as proposals for panels, author-meets-critics, or other special sessions. Papers and proposals from traditionally underrepresented groups (including women, racial minorities, and persons with disabilities, among others) are encouraged.

We welcome volunteers to serve as session chairs and commentators.

To submit a paper or a panel proposal for consideration you must be a member of the American Society for Aesthetics, and if your paper is accepted you must register for the conference. You can join the ASA online:

Papers should not exceed 3,000 words, should be accompanied by a 100-word abstract, and must be prepared for anonymous review. Panel proposals must include a general description of the topic or theme, the names and affiliations of all proposed participants, and a long abstract (approximately 1000 words) for each of the presentations. The abstract should articulate the thesis and central argument(s) of the talk.

Please send submission in PDF, Word, or RTF format to Michel-Antoine Xhignesse, Javier Gomez-Lavin, and Mary Wiseman at [email protected].

Please feel free to direct questions to the Program Co-Chairs:
Javier Gomez-Lavin (University of Pennsylvania) [email protected] 
Michel-Antoine Xhignesse (Capilano) [email protected] and
Mary Wiseman (Brooklyn/CUNY) [email protected]


The lovely B&B where the Division met several years ago burned to the ground in 2018.  The Division has been happy with its meeting site at the Courtyard Marriott for 2018-2020. Unfortunately, the hotel is now "rebranding" and the division can no longer afford to meet there. We think you'll like the convenient location of the DoubleTree on Broad Street across the street from the Academy of Music and in the center of town. We expect to return there for our meetings in 2022-24, COVID willing!

All of the ASA divisional meetings are organized by teams of volunteers. If you have attended several of these meetings, please step up to volunteer to help at a future meeting.

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