Minding the Body: Dualism and Its Discontents
Speakers: Mary Flanagan, Frederique de Vignemont, G. Gabrielle Starr
The English Student Association in the English department at the City University of New York Graduate Center present their annual conference. The title of this years conference is "Minding the Body: Dualism and Its Discontents" and will be held Feb 28-Mar 1, 2013. Please see conference website for a list of participants and full CFP.
“Minding the Body” is an interdisciplinary conference hosted at The Graduate Center (CUNY). This conference will include work by graduate students that considers theoretical perspectives and scholarship that explores the mind-body problem via a wide range of disciplines, including the humanities (literary studies, philosophy, visual arts, and performance studies), the social sciences, technology and media studies, neuroscience, medicine, psychology, and cognitive science. Intersections between recent theoretical currents, including theories of mind and consciousness, ideas about emotions and affect, and the relationship between neuroscientific findings and understandings of embodiment, will be explored.
“Minding” also, as in, focusing on or attending to the body. Perspectives on body and mind in narrative studies, literary theory, reading practices, and aesthetic or affective response, and how this might also relate to thinking about mind and body in other fields, will also be considered. We would like to include the widest possible range of approaches to ways of thinking about “minding the body” in all literary fields and we encourage interrogation of disciplinary boundaries or interdisciplinary perspectives. Papers may be literary and humanities focused, or may consider other perspectives on mind and body from other fields. We encourage proposals in other media as well.
Please send a proposal of 250-500 words for a 15-20 minute paper by January 28, 2013 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Proposals should include title, presenter’s name, institutional and departmental affiliation, and any technology requests.
This conference is co-sponsored by The Center for Humanities, the Doctoral Students' Council, The Committee for Interdisciplinary Science Studies, The Center for the Study of Women and Society, The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies, and the Ph.D. Program in English.
Jason Nielsen, English Department
CUNY Graduate Center
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