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>From: "STILES,ANNE MEREDITH" <[log in to unmask]>
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>Subject: CFP: Neurology and Literature at the Fin de Siecle 
>(6/17/05; collection)
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>CFP: Neurology and Literature at the Fin de SiËcle (6/17/05; collection)
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>Submissions are invited for a collection of critical essays on
>intersections between British, European, and North American literature
>and neurology between 1870 and 1920. We are willing to consider essays on
>literature examined in its scientific context, as well as essays
>performing literary analyses of scientific texts. Submissions by emergent
>as well as established scholars are welcome. A series editor at one of
>Britainís leading academic presses has shown strong preliminary interest
>in the project.
>
>Possible topics may include (but are not limited to):
>-Multiple personality disorder, hysteria, traumatic neuroses, anxiety
>  neuroses and shell shock
>-Debates regarding localization of brain function
>-Theories about gender in relation to brain function
>-Aphasia and other communication disorders
>-Motor automatism (including somnambulism, automatic writing, etc.)
>-The work of the Society for Psychical Research in relation to
>  contemporary neurological debates
>-Hypnosis
>-Hypnoid or dissociative mental states
>-The legacy of phrenology and physiognomy in late Victorian literature
>  and science
>-Freudís theory of the subconscious and its Victorian predecessors (such
>  as William Carpenterís theory of ìunconscious cerebrationî)
>-The works of Charles Darwin, David Ferrier, William Carpenter, T.H.
>  Huxley, and other prominent late-Victorian scientists (particularly in
>  relation to neurology)
>-Comparison of British and Continental scientific methodology
>-The ethics of Victorian and Edwardian psychological experimentation
>-Doctor-patient relations during this time period
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>Paper abstracts (circa 400 words) must be submitted by June 17, 2005.
>Please include a one-page CV along with your abstract.
>Should your abstract be accepted, your essay must be completed by December
>2005. Completed essays should be between 7,000-10,000 words including
>endnotes and must follow Chicago style guidelines.
>
>Please send inquiries and submissions (preferably electronically in MS
>word format) to
>
>Anne Stiles ([log in to unmask])
>
>If you do not have access to email, please send two copies of your paper
>to:
>
>Anne Stiles
>UCLA Department of English
>2225 Rolfe Hall
>Box 951530
>Los Angeles, CA 90095-1530

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