CFP MLA 2013 -- Cognitive Theories and the Comedia [Collaborative Session]

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Cognitive Theories and the Comedia [Collaborative Session]
We invite proposals exploring how cognitive theories shed new light on early modern Spanish drama, performance and theatrical culture as well as how insights from the comedia can contribute to the growth of cognitive literary and dramatic study. Proposals should engage with both the comedia scholarship and cognitive literary studies. Topics and approaches may include, but are not limited to, cognitive poetics or cognitive cultural studies, affect and reception, embodiment, neuroscience, developmental cognition, Theory of Mind, ecological cognition, early modern models of cognition, etc.

This session is co-sponsored by the Division on 16th and 17th Century Spanish Drama and the Division on Cognitive Approaches to Literature.

Send abstract of 300-400 words by March 15 to both Baltasar Fra-Molinero and Julien Simon