CFP: Evental Aesthetics: Inaugural Issue on Hegelian Topics in Aesthetics.


Evental Aesthetics is an international, peer-reviewed journal dedicated
to interdisciplinary theoretical perspectives on art and aesthetics. We are dedicating EA’s inaugural issue to Hegelian Topics in Aesthetics.

In an essay on Hegel’s aesthetics, Paul De Man quips, “Whether we know it, or like it, or not, most of us are Hegelians and quite orthodox ones at that.” But what does it mean today to be a Hegelian within an environment in which criticism has already deconstructed the institutions and values that make the concept of art possible, and in which new art forms cast into doubt the very ontology of art?

The inaugural issue of Evental Aesthetics begins with the premise that Hegelian aesthetics are not only relevant but indispensable for making sense of today’s art and art criticism. We therefore welcome essays that attend both to Hegel’s writings and to recent writers (for example, but not limited to, Badiou, Malabou, and Vattimo) who have blazed new trails within Hegelian discourse. We seek not hagiography but incisive, thoughtful reflections – critical or favorable – on Hegel’s legacy.

For Articles, suggested angles of approach include:

Hegel’s thoughts on a specific form of art (music, architecture, painting, poetry, etc.)
Hegel and abstract art
the “end” of art
natural beauty as opposed to that of art
the aesthetics of and in Hegel’s logic and phenomenology
the relationship between art, religion, and philosophy
relationships between Hegel’s aesthetic theory and earlier or more recent theories
the pertinence of Hegel’s thought to particular artworks.

Other ideas concerning Hegel’s relationship with aesthetics are also welcome.

Authors of Articles should first submit an abstract, no longer than 500 words, outlining the aims and critical methodologies for the article. The editorial board will review abstracts and extend invitations to selected authors to submit full-length articles (4,000-10,000 words).

Invitation to submit is not a guarantee of publication.

Collisions for this issue may consist of:

Book reviews, addressing new translations of Hegel or new, original monographs on Hegel and/or aesthetics
Reactions to artworks that may suggest Hegelian themes.

These brief responses may be between 1,000 and 2,000 words. Abstracts for Collisions are not required.

Commentaries should address the articles published in this issue. We will begin calling for commentaries after the articles have been selected.


Email your abstract or Collision to eventalaesthetics – at – gmail – dot – com, by 1 August , 2011. Authors invited to submit complete articles will be asked to do so by 1 October, 2011.

For more information about the journal and for submission guidelines,
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