This page highlights the activities of the Feminist Caucus of the American Society
for Aesthetics, which began in 1990 to encourage expansion of the range of topics under
discussion at annual (and regional) meetings as well as within the
Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, and to extend the range of teaching options
in the classroom beyond traditional, mainstream aesthetics.
Membership in the caucus is open to all members of the ASA.
The Feminist Caucus usually sponsors a session annually at the national meeting of the ASA
followed by a lunch meeting.
Sessions addressing issues of feminism and aesthetics also take place at APA meetings
and international meetings (International Association for Aesthetics, International
Association of Women Philosophers, World Congress of Philosophy). For instance, several
sessions at the 2008 APA Pacific Division meeting were sponsored by the Society for
Women in Philosophy and the Society for Analytical Feminism.
Feminist Aesthetics by Carolyn Korsmeyer in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Feminist Aesthetics Blog
Feminist Art Project
Feminist Philosophy of Art by Anne Eaton in Philosophy Compass 3 (2008) pp. 873-93
Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy Special Issue on Women, Art, and Aesthetics
International Association of Women Philosophers
Simone de Beauvoir Society
Society for Analytical Feminism
Society for Women in Philosophy
Please contact Peg Brand <email@example.com>
to be added to the Feminist Caucus listserve as well as for inquiries, suggestions,
and additions to this page.