The Return of the Aesthetic in American Studies - International Conference, Goethe University Frankfurt, 29.11.2018 – 01.12.2018
“The Return of the Aesthetic in American Studies” is designed as an international milestone conference for research in aesthetics in American Studies. The topic’s urgency derives from the disciplinary history of American Studies. During the last decades, scholars within the discipline have routinely rejected aesthetic inquiry as ideological, exclusionary, or politically quietist. Only in the most recent past have several scholars begun to pay renewed attention to the aesthetic and to rethink its relationship to the spheres of the social, economic, and political. Our conference aims to critically take stock of recent returns to the aesthetic and to significantly extend their scope. For this purpose, the conference assembles leading Americanist scholars of aesthetics from the United States and Europe.
Link zur Konferenz: https://returnoftheaesthetic.wordpress.com/