Conferences and Sessions
Annual Modern Language Association Convention, Chicago, 2014
Joseph Conrad and Cognitive Science.Chair: Paul Armstrong (Brown University)
Cognitive literary studies have brought renewed interest to questions about consciousness, subjectivity, imagination, and similar topics long associated with Joseph Conrad’s “impressionism” and his epistemologically-oriented innovations in narrative art. What can recent work on neuroaesthetics and the relation between cognitive science and literature tell us about Conrad's understanding of how the mind works and how this informs his narrative experiments? Conversely, what can Conrad's epistemological explorations tell cognitive science about consciousness, perception, and the relation of mind to body and world? For more information about the panel, please contact Paul Armstrong at email@example.com.
The Joseph Conrad Society (UK) Annual Conference 2014
Information on The Joseph Conrad Society’s 2014 Annual
International Conference will be forthcoming.
Conrad: Conflict and Solidarities
Hosted jointly by Fairleigh Dickinson University–Vancouver and The Joseph Conrad Society of America, a conference celebrating and investigating facets of the life and work of Joseph Conrad will be held in Vancouver from 13 to 16 August 2014. Papers for delivery (25-30 minutes) are invited on all topics related to the conference theme, which marks the centenary of the opening of First World War. The theme should be interpreted broadly so that forces of conflict and solidarity might include political, psychological, historical, philosophical, or aesthetic approaches to a multitude of topics in Conrad studies. Especially welcome are panels and papers dealing with the works Conrad wrote during the War, with teaching, and, in keeping with the international character of the host university, with multi-cultural and international topics. Plenary speakers will include Debra Romanick Baldwin, Mark Larabee, Peter Mallios, and Allan H. Simmons. The conference site is at 842 Cambie Street in downtown Vancouver. Discounted conference rates have been arranged at two hotels, and information is available through the Society’s website. It is essential to book reservations by the block booking deadlines for the two conference hotels and as soon as possible for the others. August is not only high season, but a very large conference is also being held in the city at this time and demand might outstrip supply. Registration: Regular $225 |Graduate student, Retired, Part-time: $175.Enquiries about the conference and abstracts
of 250-300 words should be directed by 30 April 2014 to: firstname.lastname@example.org