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Affecting Presence in the World of Aesthetics


Fifteenth Annual Conference | March 18-19, 2022 | TOWSON UNIVERSITY

Let us imagine a world of aesthetics without objects. Let us imagine presences instead of objects. In such a world devoid of objects, there would be no subjects. Such a world would be other than our familiar, everyday world, with its subjects and objects. What would be palpable in such a world are affecting presences, each of which is what it is by its relationship to other presences.  Such presences are ecstatic, and thus offer limitless potential in their experiential influence. The conference is intended to be a gathering of individuals who, in such a world, seek to share their experiences.

Abstracts are invited from any academic discipline and from those who are not associated with the academy. Submissions from performing and non-performing artists, philosophers, poets, writers, and applied aestheticians are welcome.

Send abstracts of no less than 200 words to John Murungi at The deadline for submission is January 15, 2022.

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