Aesthetics journal to be edited within Art History

Dr Eleen M. Deprez, who has recently completed her PhD in History and Philosophy of Art (HPA) at Kent, and Claire Anscomb, who is conducting her PhD in HPA, have both been made editors of the journal Debates in Aesthetics (formerly the Postgraduate Journal in Aesthetics).

Debates in Aesthetics is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal for articles, interviews and book reviews. Published by the British Society of Aesthetics, the journal’s principal aim is to provide the philosophical community with a dedicated venue for debate in aesthetics and the philosophy of art.

The journal aims to publish two issues a year. The summer/autumn issue features original articles, book reviews and an interview with a senior philosopher of art or aesthetician. The winter/spring issue concerns a senior philosopher of art or aesthetician. Commentaries on an original article by a senior philosopher, or the philosopher’s existing published work, will be published alongside a response from the philosopher concerned.

Eleen and Claire’s first edited issue will be released in the Spring next year. They are currently inviting short papers in response to ‘Black Reconstruction in Aesthetics’, a new article by Professor Paul C. Taylor (Vanderbilt University), specially written for Debates in Aesthetics. More information will be released soon.

Claire is in the final stages of her PhD, completed her thesis ‘On the Significance of Automaticity in Image-Making Practices’. Eleen is currently teaching at the School of Art and completed her PhD, with a thesis entitled ‘The Curated Exhibition: A Philosophical and Historical Analysis’, last year.

For more details about the journal, please see the page here: