>[The 12th annual KSU CULTURAL STUDIES SYMPOSIUM,
>March 6-8, 2003]
>Cultural critics, philosophers, and scientists have
>often sought to explain human intelligence and the
>emotions. Theorists such as Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick,
>bell hooks, and Martha Nussbaum have offered
>provisional definitions of such basic emotions as
>shame and love; scientists and philosophers have
>offered new theories to explain or "map" thought and
>feeling in the brain, often through evolutionary models.
>In all of this work, the brain is either acknowledged or
>refused, it is included in a wider cultural imaginary or it
>is contrasted with it.
>For the 12th Annual Cultural Studies Symposium at
>Kansas State University, we invite papers that consider
>how intelligence, reason, and/or emotion have been
>located within a cultural imaginary. Specifically, how
>have these capacities been located in brains or some
>other material object (such as the humours, or
>computers)? How have brains themselves become
>cultural representations of these capacities, and more?
>Papers of any disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and
>historical periods are welcome, as well as
>unconventional formats or methods.
>Katherine Hayles, author of _How We Became
>Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature,
>Nancy Kress, author of _Beaker's Dozen_, the "Beggars" trilogy and many other
>works of Science Fiction.
>* Artificial Intelligence
>* Pop culture brains
>* The linguistic turn vs. the new positivism
>* "Structures of Feeling"
>* Cognitive theories of the emotions
>* Sentiment and sympathy
>* Phrenology and galvanism
>* Sociobiology, altruism and emotion
>* The Memento Mori and other mystical traditions
>* Medical philosophies of Galen and other
>* Philosophy of mind
>Send 1-page abstracts to:
>Director, Cultural Studies Program
>Kansas State University English Department
>106 Denison Hall
>Manhattan KS, 66506-0701.
>Email submissions encouraged: send to
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>Deadline: October 21, 2002.