* Critical readings of evolution and progress as narratives of aesthetic histories and cultures.
* Aesthetic tastes and practices in other species.
* Creative and aesthetic processes inherent to processes of evolution and change.
* Aesthetic matters pertinent to studies of the “origins” of life, including astrobiology, cellular biology.
* The aesthetics of the science, the writings, and the images involved in creating and disseminating the theory of evolution.
* Aesthetic matters in Henri Bergson’s Creative Evolution and related texts.
* Close readings of Charles Darwin and related authors, with an eye towards the aesthetics of their work.
* Close readings of the work of Stephen Davies, Denis Dutton and others on evolution and aesthetics.3. Posthumanism (Deadline 31 October, 2015): Suggested topics:* Aesthetics and extensions of the human self via virtual reality, biotechnology, or other means.
* Aesthetics and the impacts of the Anthropocene.
* Nonhuman creativity.
* Aesthetic critiques of the concept of posthumanism.
* Analyses of aesthetic projects and practices that may qualify as “posthuman.”
* What a posthumanist aesthetic theory might look like, if such theories are possible.
* Close readings of N. Katherine Hayles’ How We Became Posthuman and related works, focusing on the roles of aesthetic practices, experiences, and concepts therein.We welcome articles (4,000-10,000 words) and Collisions (1,000-2,500 words). Collisions are brief responses to aesthetic experiences that raise philosophical questions, pointing the way towards suggestive discussions. All topics may be freely interpreted, however all submissions must address philosophical matters.
New: book reviews
We’re also accepting proposals for Collisions that engage academic books (EA’s version of book reviews). Click here (http://eventalaesthetics.net/for-authors/) for submission instructions.
Submission and formatting requirements, along with further information on Collisions, are available at http://eventalaesthetics.net/for-authors/. Submissions that do not meet our requirements will not be considered. With questions not addressed by the EA website, please contact the Editors (eventalaesthetics – at – gmail – dot – com).