Projects per year
I work mainly in the field of applied aesthetics. I am particularly interested in the connections between aesthetic concepts and theories of meaning. My current research program is a conceptual investigation of images and image theory. I am also in the early stages of a project looking at signalling protocols in nature, which uses an aesthetic approach for the study of animal patterns and colours. A number of representative recent publications can be found on my academia site: https://monash.academia.edu/AlisonRoss
I am interested in supervising graduate projects in political philosophy and aesthetics, as well as in the critical theory tradition. A number of my former graduate students hold ongoing academic positions in Australia and abroad. One of my former Masters students has won the Vice-Chancellor's award for Masters Thesis Excellence (2008); and three of my former PhD students have won the Mollie Holman University medal for excellence in doctoral research (2009, 2017, 2020).
Research area keywords
- History of Modern Philosophy
- Critical Theory
- Images and Image Theory
- Theories of Meaning
30/06/13 → 27/12/18
Ross, A., Benjamin, A. & Ziarek, K.
1/01/09 → 31/12/12
The Fall of Language: Benjamin and Wittgenstein on Meaning: Alexander Stern, The Fall of Language: Benjamin and Wittgenstein on Meaning, Harvard University Press, 2019, 386pp., $45.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780674980914.Ross, A., 2 Feb 2020, In : Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews. 6 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Short Review › Other › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Acting Through Inaction: The Distinction Between Leisure and Reverie in Jacques Rancière’s Conception of EmancipationRoss, A., 2019, In : Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy. 27, 2, p. 76-94 19 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Ross, A. F., 2019, Abingdon Oxon UK: Routledge. 155 p. (Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Philosophy)
Research output: Book/Report › Book › Research › peer-review
Ross, A. F., 2018, 17 p. Critique.
Research output: Other contribution › Research
Ross, A. F., 4 Mar 2018, In : Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities. 23, 2, p. 139-154 16 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-review
Ross, Alison (Recipient), 4 Dec 2010
Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)