[UPDATE] "Minding the Body" Conference - 3/1/13 (EXTENDED DEADLINE: Jan 28th)

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The Graduate Center, The City University of New York

"Minding the Body" is an interdisciplinary conference hosted by the English Student Association in the English program 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 as well as display requirements or any a/v needs.

For the full CFP with list of possible topics, please see CFP on our website: http://mindingthebodyconference.wordpress.com

Keynote speakers:

Mary Flanagan (Dartmouth College)

Frédérique de Vignemont (Institut Jean Nicod)