Global Aesthetic Research
Series edited by Joseph J. Tanke
The Global Aesthetic Research series publishes cutting-edge research in the field of aesthetics. It contains books that explore the principles at work in our encounters with art and nature, that interrogate the foundations of artistic, literary, and cultural criticism, and that articulate the theory of the discipline’s central concepts. In short, it is an attempt to create a new venue for the best research in the field of aesthetics without regard for its geographical origin or philosophical orientation.
The series is undertaken in recognition that aesthetics has become central to global conversations in the humanities, in particular those that seek to address questions about the intersections between art, politics, culture, history, and theory. The GAR series understands our current situation as an opportunity to create an unprecedented arena for the exchange of ideas and the creation of new knowledge. It finds in aesthetics the resources for carrying out a critical interrogation of the significance of art and culture, as well as a set of concepts and theoretical strategies that surpass traditional disciplinary borders.
We welcome proposals for monographs, edited collections and translations of significant new works on individual philosophers, overviews of historical periods, studies of different artistic, literary, and intellectual movements, issues in design and architecture, analyses of non-Western philosophies of art and literature, theoretical readings of artists and writers, as well as books that interrogate the concept of art and the nature of the aesthetic as such.