Carolyn Korsmeyer


Carolyn Korsmeyer.

Carolyn Korsmeyer


Carolyn Korsmeyer


Professor Emerita

Areas of Specialization

Aesthetics; Emotion Theory; Philosophy and Sense Experience; Feminism.

Contact Information

110 Park Hall

UB North Campus

Buffalo NY, 14260-4150

Phone: (716) 645-0144

Fax: (716) 645-6139


PhD, Brown

Current Research

I recently completed a project investigating genuineness with regard to artifacts and other historical remnants, examining the kinds of value possessed by "real" things and their ability to prompt encounters that bring the past into the present. Central to this study is an argument about the role of touch in such experiences.

Selected Publications

  • Things: In Touch with the Past (Oxford University Press, 2019).
  • “Touch and the Experience of the Genuine,” British Journal of Aesthetics, October, 2012.
  • Savoring Disgust: The Foul and the Fair in Aesthetics (Oxford University Press, 2011).
  • The Taste Culture Reader: Experiencing Food and Drink (ed.) (Oxford: Berg Publishers 2005)
  • Gender and Aesthetics: An Introduction (London: Routledge, 2004)
  • Making Sense of Taste: Food and Philosophy (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1999)