The Graduate Conference in Aesthetics is a high-quality aesthetics conference for graduate students. Each submitted paper is refereed by experienced philosophers familiar with relevant literature, rather than by graduate students. Each presented paper receives commentary from a professional philosopher.

Papers in any area of aesthetics, in both “analytic” and “continental” traditions, are invited from students enrolled in any graduate program in philosophy. Submissions must make a useful contribution to existing literature in a subfield, but should be understandable to aestheticians outside of that subfield. Five submissions will be selected for presentation. Papers must be less than 3,000 words (not including footnotes), accompanied by a 100-word abstract, and prepared for blind review. Submissions must be in .doc, .docx, .rtf, or .pdf format. Please send submissions and questions to John Dyck and Erum Naqvi .

For students whose papers have been accepted, $300 will be awarded towards transportation costs.

Note that the American Society for Aesthetics Eastern Division meeting occurs immediately before the Graduate Conference in Aesthetics, also in Philadelphia. Graduate students are encouraged to submit papers to the ASA-Eastern, but please note that authors may not submit the same paper to both the ASA-Eastern and the Graduate Conference in Aesthetics. The same author(s) may submit different papers to both conferences.

Submission deadline: January 4, 2013