THE SENSES CONFERENCE - AN INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE AT THE LONDON
COLLEGE OF MUSIC & MEDIA, A FACULTY OF THAMES VALLEY UNIVERSITY.
FRIDAY 6TH FEBRUARY 2004.
This interdisciplinary conference seeks to bring together contributions from those conducting research into areas of enquiry linked in a variety of ways to The Senses. It has the allied ambition of stimulating cross-disciplinary debate. It is hoped that the publication of a selection of those papers aired at the conference will follow.
It is anticipated that the conference will include participants working in the areas of Cultural Studies, Critical Theory, Literary Studies, Musicology, Media Studies, Philosophy (including the philosophy of science), Psychoanalytic Theory, Visual Cultures and Art History.
Confirmed keynote speakers:
Professor Steven Connor, Birkbeck College, University of London
Professor Sue Golding, University of Greenwich
The organisers invite abstracts for papers of 20 minutes in length on
subjects related to The Senses. Proposed topics might include:
The metaphysics of the senses
Priority and hierarchy
Sense and nonsense
Membranes, fašades and thresholds
Sense and memory
Sense and cognition
Causality and the senses
The inner senses
Contact senses / distance senses
Sense and virtuality
Dream / illusion / mirage / hallucination
Common sense [sensus communis]
Sense and form
Sensibility and intellect
Movement / kinaesthetics
Immersive / interactive Environments
Sensory boundaries and limits
Derangement of the senses
Sense and coordination/differentiation
Decadence and the senses
Please submit abstracts of 250 words and a short CV to Dr Lesley Stevenson by 10 November 2003 by email to both addresses listed below.
The London College of Music & Media, Thames Valley University, St Mary's Road, London, W5 5RF.
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