Introducing Evental Aesthetics, an international, online, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to philosophical perspectives on art. Publishing three times per year, the journal invites experimental and traditional philosophical ideas on questions pertaining to art, music, and literature, as well as aesthetic issues in the non-artworld, such as everyday aesthetics and environmental aesthetics. Each installment of the journal will reflect on specific, but broadly defined, aesthetic issues.
This publication is entirely independent: we are unaffiliated with any institution, therefore unimpeded by political or financial agendas. As a non-profit organization, we operate completely without funding or advertising. The journal is open-access, available for download free of charge.
Why “Evental” Aesthetics?
An event, an occurrence, is an alteration to the current situation. That which is evental instigates change. We believe aesthetic ideas can lead to changes in (at the very least) points of view.
The Editors-in-Chief are proud to host a lively and talented, interdisciplinary community of thinkers and scholars, who’ve volunteered to donate time and expertise to the crafting of each issue. Learn about our editorial board here.
Structure of the Journal
Each issue of Evental Aesthetics will include approximately 5 Articles. We will also include a section entitled Collisions, in which 2 to 4 authors will be invited to provide short responses to artworks or books (scholarly or literary) and the critical issues they raise. These pieces can be short (ca. 1000-2000 words) and should read with aesthetic and philosophical issues in mind, but need not be as theoretically grounded as full-length articles. Each issue will include a section dedicated to a specific theme in contemporary aesthetics. Editorial board members and contributing authors are welcome to suggest topics for dedicated issues.
Possible themes include:
- aesthetics and ecology
- the aesthetics of sound art
- aesthetics and conceptual art
- anatomical aesthetics
- the aesthetics of consumer products
- aesthetics and computers (in art and everyday life)
- new media aesthetics
- terror and aesthetics
- bioethics and bioaesthetics
- dance in the digital age
- the aesthetics of music
- the definitions of aesthetic experience
- industry, urbanity, and aesthetics
- issues dedicated to specific thinkers, treatises, or artworks.
We will post calls for authors here, on our mailing list, and in various electronic forums. Join the list or check this site for periodic updates, calls for submissions, and publication announcements.
Thank you for your interest in Evental Aesthetics.