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Hypatia 18.4 (2003) 292-295

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Peg Zeglin Brand is an artist who teaches Gender Studies and Philosophy at Indiana University. She is coeditor with Carolyn Korsmeyer of Feminism and Tradition in Aesthetics (1995) and is currently working on a book manuscript with accompanying illustrations on feminist visual parodies. (

Ann J. Cahill is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Elon University in Elon, North Carolina. Her research interests include feminist theories of the body and social and political philosophy. She is the author of Rethinking Rape (2001), and is currently working on a critique of the feminist concept of objectification. (

Mary Devereaux is a philosopher in the Research Ethics Program at the University of California, San Diego. In addition to current work in bioethics, she has published widely in aesthetics and feminist theory, including essays on ethics and the arts, beauty and evil; artistic autonomy and freedom of expression; and the moral evaluation of narrative art. Her latest project is on judgments of the ugly. (

A. W. Eaton is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Bucknell University. Her research interests include artifact teleology, virtue aesthetics, pornography, the metaphysics and epistemology of value, and the intersection of ethics and aesthetics. (

Joanna Frueh is an art critic, art historian, and performance artist. Her most recent book is Monster/Beauty: Building the Body of Love (2001). She is currently writing a memoir, The Aesthetics of Orgasm. Frueh teaches at the University of Nevada, Reno. (

Eleanor Heartney is a New York-based art writer and cultural critic. She is Contributing Editor to Art in America and Artpress and has written extensively on contemporary art issues for such other magazines as Artnews, Art and Auction, The New Art Examiner, the Washington Post, and the New York Times. A collection of Heartney's essays was published in 1997 by Cambridge University Press under the title Critical Condition: American Culture at the Crossroads. Her Movements in Modern Art: Postmodernism was published in 2001 by the Tate Gallery Publishers in conjunction with Cambridge University [End Page 292] Press. Heartney was the 1992 recipient of the College Art Association's Frank Jewett Mather Award for distinction in art criticism and has also received grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Asian Cultural Council. (

Janell Hobson is Assistant Professor of Women's Studies at the University at Albany, S.U.N.Y. She has previously published on the subjects of black women in film and nineteenth-century black women writers. Hobson's article is based on work that she completed for her dissertation on the subject of the Hottentot Venus and representations of black female beauty. Her current research interests include popular culture, globalization, and beauty politics in the African Diaspora. (

Estella Lauter is Chair and Rosebush Professor of the Department of English at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh. She has published articles on feminist aesthetics in Hypatia, Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal, and in several dictionaries. Her book manuscript entitled Assuming Aesthetic Authority: Feminist Reconstructions of Aesthetics is presently under review. She serves on the editorial board of a new online journal, Contemporary Aesthetics. (

Flo Leibowitz is a Professor of Philosophy at Oregon State University, where she teaches courses in the philosophy of art and the philosophy of mind. She is currently interested the nature of present-day journalistic film criticism. Her writing about film has appeared in Philosophy of Literature, Persistence of Vision, The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism,and in essay collections. Outside the academy, she is a masters road bike racer. (

Sheila Lintott earned her Ph.D. in philosophy from The University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy and faculty member of the Women's Studies Program at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. Her main area of philosophical interest is value theory: aesthetics, the philosophy of art, ethics, and applied ethics. She is especially interested in the feminist and environmental aspects of these areas and...


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