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? Papers are welcome that investigate these and related questions from historical as well as theoretical perspectives or through close reading. Abstracts (250-500) should be sent by March 15, 2013 to Paul Armstrong at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Joseph Conrad Society (UK) Annual Conference 2014
Information on The Joseph Conrad Society’s 2013 Annual
International Conference will be forthcoming.
Conrad: Conflict and Solidarities
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 13-16 August 2014; Hosted by Fairleigh Dickinson University-Vancouver, The Joseph Conrad Society of America will hold a conference celebrating and investigating facets of the life and work of Joseph Conrad.
Papers 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 conflict may engage with varying interpretations of the canon or aspects of Conrad’s life. 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. The conference site is at downtown Vancouver at 842 Cambie Street. Participants will be expected to make their own arrangements for accommodation. A list of hotels offering discounts will be forwarded to interested inquirers. Details about registration and costs will be announced in due course. Preliminary enquiries and abstracts of 150-200 words should be directed to: email@example.com