American Society for Aesthetics

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American Society for Aesthetics 

79th Annual Meeting - November 14-17, 2021
Doubletree by Hilton, Montreal, Canada

CALL FOR PAPERS Deadline: March 1, 2021

The ASA welcomes submissions on all aspects of aesthetics and the philosophy of art.

Papers are limited to 3000 words, must be accompanied by 100-word abstracts, and be formatted for anonymous review. These rules will be strictly enforced. Proposals for panels and author-meets-critics sessions must include a brief description of the topic, names and affiliations of all participants, and 500- word abstracts of all papers. 

Participants may submit a paper, or be part of a submitted panel, but not both. Papers may not be presented at both a regional ASA meeting and the Annual Meeting. All participants must be members of the ASA and register for the meeting. Non-members may submit papers or panel proposals, but must join the ASA within thirty days of acceptance of their contribution, or be removed from the program.

The ASA supports the Gendered Conference Campaign. In evaluating submitted panels and author- meets-critics sessions, the Program Committee will consider whether steps have been taken to include women and members of historically underrepresented and excluded groups.

Eight Irene H. Chayes Travel Grants and at least six Friends of ASA Travel Grants will be awarded for those presenting papers, but who do not have access to travel funds. Two outstanding papers that “nourish and sustain an ethos of inclusivity in all aspects of the Society’s activities” will receive Irene H. Chayes New Voices Awards. Full time students who present papers will receive a travel stipend. These stipends are also available to those who complete the PhD in 2021 but remain unemployed at the time of the meeting. Please indicate whether you would like to be considered for these grants when submitting your paper, but do not include that in the paper itself. 

Further details on these grants and the conference available at:

Please address all correspondence to the Program Chair, Sonia Sedivy at