April 3 – 5, 2013, Pacific Grove, California

Paper and panel submissions from persons in all arts-related disciplines, including graduate students, are welcome.  Papers and panels may treat any area of interest within aesthetics and the philosophy of art. Suggested topics include (but are not limited to) the philosophy of literature and/or poetry, philosophical discussions of nature and environment, the philosophy of photography, issues in the performing arts, the philosophy of architecture, the moral rights of artworks, the relevance of scientific theory to aesthetic theory, and reflections on the history of aesthetics (with a special emphasis on Kantian aesthetics and/or accounts of tragedy).  Paper submissions must not exceed 3,000 words in length (20 minutes in presentation time), and should be accompanied by 100-word abstracts. Panel proposals should include a general description of the topic or theme, along with the names and affiliations of all proposed participants and brief abstracts of all papers. Essays written by graduate students will be considered for a $200 award, and all graduate student submissions should be clearly marked as such. Volunteers to serve as commentators and/or chairs are welcome. All papers or proposals must be submitted electronically to both Renee Conroy at rmconroy@comcast.net and to Graham McFee at gmcfee@graham-mcfee.co.uk.

Submission deadline: November 15, 2012