CUNY Philosophers at the American Society for Aesthetics 75th Annual Meeting

CUNY Philosophers at the American Society for Aesthetics 75th Annual Meeting

The 75th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Aesthetics takes place November 15th-18th, 2017 in New Orleans, LA. As usual, CUNY Philosophers (faculty, students, alumni) are featured on the program.

Check out the program highlights below to see which CUNY aestheticians to look out for in which sessions. Visit the Meeting homepage for additional details, including the full conference program and abstracts for each of the talks and panels.


Thursday, November 16th

11:15-1:15pm: Aesthetic Value and the Standard of Taste
Chair: Donald Crawford (University of California, Santa Barbara)

Author: Keren Gorodeisky (Auburn University), “Aesthetic Pleasure and the Value of Art: A ‘Value-First’ Proposal
Commentator: Michael (University of North Carolina, Charlotte)

Author: Sarah Gokhale (CUNY, Graduate Center [PhD student]), “Subaltern Voices & The Standard of Taste”
Commentator: Stephanie Ross (University of Missouri, St. Louis)

11:15-1:15pm: Music and Expression
Chair: Nils-Hennes Stear (UNAM)

Author: Hye-Yoon Chung (Myongji University), “A Simulation Theory of Musical Expressivity: An Expanded Version”
Commentator: Stephen Davies (University of Auckland)

Author: Javier Gomez-Lavin (CUNY Graduate Center [PhD candidate]) & Joerg Fingerhut (Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin), “Music and the Aesthetic Self”
Commentator: Myriam Albor (UNAM)

11:15-1:15pm: Senses Other than Sight and Hearing: Their Role in Experiencing Art
Chair: Eric Murphy (McGill University)

Panelist: Mary Wiseman (CUNY Graduate Center [faculty])
Panelist: Cynthia Freeland (University of Houston)
Panelist: Larry Shiner (University of Illinois, Springfield)
Panelist: Luis Antunes (University of Kent)

2:45-5pm: Authors Meet Critics: Photography
Chair:  Jonathan Gilmore (CUNY Graduate Center [faculty])

Critic: Catharine Abell (University of Manchester)
Critic: Paloma Atencia-Linares (UNAM)
Author: Diarmuid Costello (University of Warwick)
Author: Dominic McIver Lopes (University of British Columbia)

Saturday, November 18th

11:15-1:15pm: Experiencing Cities
Chair: TBA

Author: Erich Hatala Matthes (Wellesley College), “Authenticity and the Aesthetic Experience of History”
Commentator: Saul Fisher (Mercy College, New York [alumnus])

Author: Brian Irwin (State University of New York, Stony Brook), “Sensual city: The synesthetic basis for a feeling of urban at-homeness”
Commentator: Erin Bradfield (Santa Clara University)