MemberBotond Csuka

I am writing my dissertation on eighteenth-century British aesthetics under the working title of “The Teleology of the Aesthetic in the British Enlightenment” in the Doctoral Programme in Aesthetics at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. I am Lecturer at the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Physical Education in Budapest since January 2017, teaching courses in aesthetics and moral philosophy.

MemberAndrea Wald

I am a graduate student at the department of Germanic Studies. I studied German, English, and Theater, Film, and Media Studies in Vienna and Cambridge. I am currently writing a dissertation on the Austrian writer Hugo von Hofmannsthal and the “Aesthetics of Surface” in literature, philosophy, and psychoanalysis ca. 1900.My interests include: early 20th century German and Austrian literature; Baroque literature and aesthetics; the reception of the Baroque in 20th century scholarship; the intersection of aesthetic and political theory, psychoanalysis.

MemberRachel Greenwald Smith

… BookAffect and American Literature in the Age of Neoliberalism. Cambridge University Press, 2015.Selected Articles“Six Propositions on Compromise Aesthetics,” The Account, Fall 2014. “Postmodernism and the Affective Turn,” Twentieth-Century Literature 57:3 & 57:4 (2011): 423-446.“Materialism, Ecology, Aesthetics,” Mediations 25:2 (2011): 61-78.“Organic Shrapnel: Affect…

Contemporary American Literature, Critical Theory, Aesthetics

MemberArnold Berleant

International Association for Aesthetics, 1984- .  Member Executive Committee, 1984-1999.

Secretary- General,1987-1995.  President 1995-1998.

International Institute for Applied Aesthetics, Lahti, Finland.  President International Advisory

Committee, 1993- .

American Society for Aesthetics, l962-present.  Member, Program Committees for l970, l97l, l972.

Program Chairman,…

Arnold Berleant is Professor of Philosophy (Emeritus) at Long Island University (USA) and the founding editor of the on-line journal, Contemporary Aesthetics.  He is the author of numerous articles, as well as eight books and three edited volumes. Berleant’s work ranges over aesthetics, especially environmental aesthetics, the arts, ethics, and social philosophy.  He has lectured widely, both nationally and internationally, and has been active in many professional organizations including the International Association of Aesthetics of which he is a founding member and Past President.


… Literature and Culture 43.2 (2015), 431-444.
“Servants and the Victorian Sensation Novel.” SEL: Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900 54.4 (Autumn 2014), 835-851.
“Music and New Woman Aesthetics in Mona Caird’s The Daughters of Danaus.” Victorian Review 40.1 (Spring 2014), 135-154.

My work focuses on aesthetics, race, and psychology in 19th-century Britain.