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  • “Poetics of Landscape?" forthcoming lecture, Annual Conference of the Nordic Society for Aesthetics 2024.
  • Keynote lecture, "Perception and Engagement," International Forum on Teaching Aesthetics, October 31, 2023.
  • “Thinking Landscapes: Where is the Landscape?" invited lecture, University of Lisbon online conference, "Thinking Landscapes," June 2, 2023.
  • “Aesthetic Engagement, Ecoaesthetics, and Contemporary Art," invited lecture, International Conference on Ecoaesthetics and Contemporary Art at Nanjing University School of Arts, Nanjing China, December 10-11, 2022.
  • “Conflicting Traditions," Comparative Aesthetic Modernity: Dialogue and Theories, The Ninth International Form on Marxist Aesthetics, Durham University, UK, 12th April, 2021.
  • “Aesthetics and the Arts of Engagement," International Symposium: Controversy and Construction of Contemporary Aesthetics, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, December 18, 2020.
  • “Reflections on the Aesthetics of Violence," Plenary presentation via Skype at the 21st International Congress of Aesthetics "Possible Worlds of Contemporary Aestheitcs: Aesthetics between History, Geography and Media." The University of Belgrade, Serbia, July 22-26, 2019.
  • “Reflections on the Aesthetics of Violence," Keynote via Adobe Connect at the 2019 Graduate Conference "Philosofest: Practical Philsophy & Philosophical Practice," University of Ottawa/St. Paul University, Canada, March 1-3, 2019.
  • “Reflections on the Aesthetics of Violence," Marxist-Socialist Series, Univeristy of Maine, 28 February 2019.
  • “Whose Everyday? On the Cultural Aesthetics of Everyday Life," Panel on Saito, Aesthetics of the Familiar ASA, Toronto, 11 October 2018. Read by Larry Shiner.
  • “Music as a Paradigm of Social Aesthetics," Social Psychology Colloquim, University of São Paolo, São Paolo, Brazil. Lecture via Skype, 27 September 2018.
  • “Objects into Persons: The Way to Social Aesthetics," keynote lecture at conference on Social Aesthetics and the Treatment of Patients, Sigmund Freud University, Vienna, 19 May 2017.Listen to recording.
  • “The Case for a Social Aesthetics," keynote address at Seminar of Social Aesthetics: Perspectives on Art and Engagement at University of São Paolo, São Paolo, Brazil. Lecture via Skype, 10 November 2016.


  • “Saito's Social Aesthetics of Care," Book forum on Yuriko Saito, Aesthetics of Care: Practice in Everyday Life (London: Bloomsbury, 2022) contribs. Yuriko Saito, Arnold Berleant, David E. Cooper, Madalina Diaconu, Studi di estetica, No. 27 (2023): 278-280.DOI 10.7413/1825864656
  • “Ageing: A Dialogue," Arnold Berleant, Michael Alpert & Valery Vino, Espes. The Slovak Journal of Aesthetics, 12 (1): 33-41 (2023). DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.8108418
  • “Aesthetic Engagement," Handbook for Aesthetics (Routledge, forthcoming).
  • “Aesthetic engagement as a pathway to mental health and wellbeing," Eugene with Hughes, Oxford Handbook of Mental Health and Contemporary Western Aesthetics (Oxford University Press, 2023).
  • “Duchampian Reflections on Descartes," Festschrift Liber Amicorum for Arnold Berleant. Popular Inquiry, Vol. 10. (2022): 6-10. here
  • DOI:10.17613/k5qm-q281
  • “Shadows on the Snow," or "Unlocking the Potential of Nature's Beauty," IAI News, 18 February 2022.
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  • Podcast on Ageing, with Michael Alpert: listen here.
    Listen via Spotify.
  • “The Sublime Troubles of Postmodernism," Arts & Cultural Studies Review (Przeglad Kulturoznawczy), 4/2021.
  • “Aesthetic Engagement in Video Dance," in The Bloomsbury Handbook of Dance and Philosophy, ed. R. Farinas and J. Van Camp (Bloomsbury, 2021). DOI: 10.17613/M6R20RW1W
  • “Aesthetics and the Arts of Engagement," Roczniki Kulturoznawcze (Annals of Cultural Studies), 2021/1.
  • “Whose Everyday? On the Cultural Aesthetics of Everyday Life," forthcoming in Everydayness: Contemporary Aesthetic Approaches ed. by Adrián Kvokacka and Lisa Giombini.
  • “Reflections on the Aesthetics of Violence," Contemporary Aesthetics, guest editor Emmanouil Aretoulakis, Special Volume 7 (2019, forthcoming). DOI:10.17613/aph9-1969
  • “Aesthetic Engagement in Video Dance," Dance and Philosophy, edited by Rebecca Farinas (Bloomsbury, forthcoming). DOI:10.17613/M6R20RW1W
  • “Whose Everyday? On the Cultural Aesthetics of Everyday Life," panel on Saito, Aesthetics of the Familiar, ASA, Toronto, 11 October 2018. Read by Larry Shiner.
  • “The Subversion of Beauty," Chinese translation by Zhao Yu, South China Academics (Univeristy of Macau, 2018).
  • “Thoreau's Poetics of Nature," No Beauty, No Peace: Rethinking the Role of Beauty and Immediacy in Ecocritical Criticism, ed. Peter Quigley and Scott Slovik (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2018), pp. 41-50.
  • DOI:10.17613/M6CP3K
  • “Further Ruminations on Music as an Exemplary Art," New Sound, International Journal of Music, Issue 50, (2017), 129-137.
  • DOI:10.17613/M64746R0N
  • “Objects into Persons: The Way to Social Aesthetics,: in Aesthetics Between Art and Society: Perspectives of Arnold Berleant's Postkantian Aesthetics of Engagement, Espes Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017), 9-18.
  • DOI:10.17613/M6MC6S
  • Interview in Rethinking Modernism and the Built Environment, ed. Almantas Samalavicius (Cambridge Scholars Publ., 2017).
  • “Aesthetic Engagement in Video Dance," Engagement: Symposium of Philosophy and Dance, Texas State University San Marcos, Texas 8-10 September 2016. Unpublished.
  • DOI:10.17613/M6R20RW1W
  • Preface to Philosophy of Landscape: To Think, Walk, Build, ed. Adriana Veríssimo Serrão (Leuven University Press), forthcoming.
  • “Some Questions for Ecological Aesthetics," Environmental Philosophy, Spring 2016, 123-135; Chinese trans. by Li Suijie, Dong Yue Tribune, No. 4, 2016.
  • DOI:10.17613/M6GP24
  • “The Co-optation of Sensibility and the Subversion of Beauty," Filozofski vestnik XXXVI/1, 2015 (Ljubljana). Special issue on Everyday Aesthetics, in Slovenian. Also published (in English) in Pragmatism Today, Vol. 6 No. 2 (2015), 38-47. DOI:10.17613/M6BC5X