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JAAC Book Review Editor Recruitment 

The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism invites applications for the position of Book Review Editor. The new editorial appointment begins February 1, 2018. The primary duty of the Book Review Editor is to commission book reviews for each of the quarterly issues of the Journal. The Journal publishes approximately 28-30 book reviews per year. The Book Review Editor has significant autonomy over the book review section of the Journal, selecting the books for review and then approving and editing the book reviews for each issue. The editor is expected to attend the annual meeting of the American Society for Aesthetics in order to attend the Journal’s annual editorial board meeting.
For more information, please follow this link.

Guide to Graduate Aesthetics in North America To Be Published

Preparation of the fourth edition of the Guide to Graduate Aesthetics in North America is underway, with publication on-line on the ASA web site expected in early summer. Publication was authorized by the ASA Board of Trustees last month.
Print surveys have been mailed to all department heads of departments offering an MA and/or PhD in North America, using lists provided by the Philosophy Documentation Center. Aestheticians who want to be sure their department is included in the new Guide should check with their department head to be sure the survey questionnaire is completed and returned by the March 31 deadline.
For more information, please follow this link.

Marilynn Johnson awarded ASA Dissertation Fellowship

Marilynn H. Johnson, a PhD Candidate at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, has been awarded the ASA Dissertation Fellowship for 2016-17.
Her dissertation, “Meaning Through Things,” examines the nature of interpretation across diverse practices and modes of inquiry, including art, literature, the law, and archeology.
Ms. Johnson received her BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She specializes in aesthetics and philosophy of language, with interests in logic, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of biology.
The ASA will award another Fellowship for 2017-18, with the application deadline January 1, 2017. Complete guidelines are here.

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