American Society for Aesthetics

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American Society for Aesthetics 78th Annual Meeting November 11-14, 2020
Hilton Crystal City at National Airport Washington, DC

CALL FOR PAPERS Deadline: January 15, 2020

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. Note that we plan to accept very few submitted panels.

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.

Six Irene H. Chayes 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 2020 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, Thi Nguyen, at