>From: "Nicole M. Jowsey" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: Aesthetics and Finitude (5/15/05; journal issue)
>Interdisciplinary journal seeks submissions for its 2006 issue (#11) on=20=
>the theme of Aesthetics and Finitude.
> The rise of modern aesthetics in the eighteenth century is well known,=20=
>as is its inherently contradictory character:a philosophical category=20
>concerned with the articulation of the supersensible in the sensory=20
>world, aesthetics is at once grounded in the realm of sensuous life=97in=20=
>the particular and concrete=97while simultaneously gesturing toward the=20=
>universal and transcendent. With the continued erosion in the West of=20
>metaphysical/teleological narratives of transcendence, however, there=20
>has been an increased philosophical occupation with the problem of=20
>finitude, concomitant with a heightened awareness of the relation=20
>between art, aesthetics, and death. Our question then, is this: how has=20=
>the nature of art and aesthetics changed in the wake of the losses and=20=
>de-centerings brought about in modern philosophical thought? What is=20
>the future of aesthetics in a postmodern world?
> We welcome all papers that articulate the relationship between=20
>aesthetics and finitude in the fields of art, film, visual studies,=20
>literature and philosophy. Possible topics might include: the=20
>relationship of death to Being, the death of art or the relationship of=20=
>art to death, the role of finitude in modern/postmodern thought, the=20
>Kantian inheritance of postmodern aesthetics, the finitude of an=20
>aesthetic or artistic work, the position of art and aesthetics in the=20
>philosophical realm (specific philosophical perspectives could come=20
>from Hegel, Heidegger, Foucault, Deleuze, Lyotard, Baudrillard and=20
>Kristeva among numerous others), and the relationship between=20
>nontranscendence and finite aesthetics.
>Submissions from any disciplinary field will be considered: social=20
>theory, literary studies, political theory, philosophy, cultural=20
>studies, media studies, etc.
>Theory@buffalo also accepts book reviews. These can be on any topic and=20=
>must be 1200 words or less. All other submissions should be 10,000=20
>words maximum. Please send two blind copies with a cover page and disk=20=
>to the address below.
>Alternatively, you may send the paper as a MS Word attachment to=20
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