Cognitive Studies of Culture, June 9-10, 2014

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University of Vienna

Recent research in the cognitive sciences has inspired a wealth of new approaches to the study of mind, consciousness and embodied experience. For researchers in the humanities, the cognitive turn has challenged long-established definitions of what it means to be human. This conference will scrutinise the implications of neuroscientific research on the ultimately human capacity to create culture (literature, art, music, etc).

Confirmed keynote speakers:
- Peter Schneck (Professor of American literature and co-convenor of the "Cognition and Poetics" Research Centre, University of Osnabrück)
- Alan Palmer (Independent Scholar, author of e.g. Social Minds in the Novel, 2010)
- Peter Garratt (University of Durham, co-convenor of the AHRC Network "Cognitive Futures in the Humanities")

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Please send us your abstract of approx. 250 words by 15 March 2014.

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We will try to organise early confirmation of accepted papers for overseas participants applying for departmental funding.

We look forward to hearing from you,

Christa Knellwolf King
Prof. Dr. Christa Knellwolf King
Institute for English and American Studies
Spitalgasse 2-4, Hof 8
A-1090 Vienna