CFP: Aestheticism: Dehumanizing or Rehumanizing?
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 12:52:56
From: "Kelly Comfort"
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Subject: CFP: Aestheticism: Dehumanizing
or Rehumanizing? (5/1/06; collection)
ism: De-humanizing or Re-humanizing Art,
the Artist, and the Artistic
Receptor? (Book Project)
Call for chapter proposals for the book project ýAestheticism:
or Re-humanizing Art, the Artist, and the Artistic Receptor?ţ to be
by August 2006. Cambridge Scholarly Press has already contacted
me to express
an interest in publishing an edited collection on this topic.
Deadline for chapter proposal (500-1000 words): May 1, 2006.
Deadline for the completed manuscript (15-30 pp. including notes and
cited) for accepted proposals: July 1, 2006.
Contact: Kelly Comfort ([log in to unmask])
The question as to how literature, along with other creative arts,
to determine and is determined by the human is at the forefront of
and early twentieth-century aestheticism in Europe and the Americas.
artÝs sake˝both as an approach toward art and as an attitude
promotes freedom and autonomy, aims for newness and originality,
pleasure over instruction, and prefers form and beauty to content and
As such, aestheticism invites us to consider the relationship between
life, between the aesthetic and the social, especially in light of
purported severance between these two spheres. By widening the
between art and life and separating the aesthetic from the social
the economic, scientific, pragmatic, political, etc.), lÝart pour
critiques the dominant values that made such a redefinition of art
in the first place.
This edited collection aims to explore the extent to which art for
can be viewed as an attempt to re-humanize (rather than de-humanize)
artist, or the artistic receptor in ways that speak to the question of
makes us human. Chapter proposals should thus discuss how the
view of art and literature is either life-sustaining or
Both theoretical and textual analyses are welcome. I am
interested in papers that treat the following authors:
´ Gautier, Baudelaire,
Huysmans, Verlaine, de Montesquiou, Mallarm╚,
´ Swinburne, Moore, Rossetti,
Whistler, Pater, Wilde, Joyce
Schiller, Georg, Nietzsche, Rilke, Mann
´ Ortega y Gasset, Baroja, Unamuno, G█mez de
´ Poe, James, Chopin
´ Dar╠o, Silva, Casal,
Additionally, I hope to broaden the scope beyond Western Europe and
Americas and also to expand the temporal period beyond the nineteenth
early twentieth centuries. Comparative studies are also of great
Please send chapter proposals of 500-1000 words as a Word attachment
Comfort ([log in to unmask]) by May 1, 2006.
Assistant Professor of Spanish
School of Modern Languages
Georgia Institute of Technology
613 Cherry Street
Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0375
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