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>From: "Jenni Lieberman" <[log in to unmask]>
>
>Subject: CFP: Thinking Affect - Memory, Language, and Cognition 
>(6/15/07; 9/27/07-9/28/07)
>
>
>  Call for Papers: *
>Thinking Affect - Memory, Language, and Cognition.**
>*A graduate student conference, sponsored by the Unit for Criticism &
>Interpretive Theory
>http://criticism.english.uiuc.edu/
>*
>**Abstracts Due: June 15, 2007
>Conference Dates: September 28 =96 29, 2007
>**See below for submission procedures.*
>
>*Advisory Committee: *
>*Lillian Hoddeson, Stephen Levinson, Andrew Pickering, Rick Powers, and **N=
>eal
>Cohen.*
>
>*Keynote Speakers*, (biographies attached below):
>-Pheoebe Sengers*: Information Science* and *Science and Technology Studies=
>,
>Cornell University.*
>-Neal Cohen:* Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Illinois at Urbana
>Champaign.*
>
>             This conference intends to open real lines of communication
>between researchers in cultural studies, the humanities, and the sciences.
>We will focus on linked topics that are being investigated by a diverse
>community of scholars and critical thinkers: memory, language, and
>cognition. Although methods vary widely across disciplinary boundaries, we
>contend that everyone can benefit from a conversation that revolves around
>the key questions that are currently shaping the fields of interpretive
>theory, cognitive science, linguistics, history, computer science,
>literature, science and technology studies, and others. We will create this
>mutually beneficial forum for cross-disciplinary discussions by avoiding
>compartmentalization as best we can. We hope to assemble panels with
>speakers from different backgrounds, in order to construct a new horizon fo=
>r
>future interdisciplinary interaction and collaboration.
>             In this conference, we aim to analyze and interrogate critical
>paradigms in and across these fields, by focusing on key issues relating to
>memory, language, and cognition. Given the interdisciplinary nature of the
>panels and audience, we ask that potential presenters be aware that they
>will not just be addressing specialists in their field. In order to
>accomplish our goal of mutual collaboration, we may ask conference
>participants to share their papers or ideas with their panel before the
>conference, so that each panel will have the opportunity, if necessary, to
>revise their work. We hope that this communication might make each panel
>thematically cohere, even though each paper will inevitably represent
>divergent personal projects.
>
>We invite proposals for individual papers, panels, workshops, and round
>tables that may speak to any of the aforementioned themes or following
>topics. We also welcome entries or suggestions for other memory themes that
>you see as relevant that don't currently appear on our list:
>
>-Rhetorics of remembering, (including memory of events, in types of emergin=
>g
>media, with respect to trauma theory, etc.)
>
>-The medicalization of memory (including the relationship between memory an=
>d
>diseases/disorders, such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, popular
>representations of amnesia, etc.)
>
>-Cognition, intelligence and memory in or as literature
>
>-Artificial intelligence
>
>-Embodied memory, especially with respect to race, gender and identity
>
>                -Understanding processes of memory
>
>                -Affect
>
>                -Collective memory, social networking, and identity.
>
>-How to represent cognition, or how to communicate cognition, especially in
>visual vernaculars (including film and scientific imaging)
>
>
>
>*Phoebe** Sengers* is an assistant professor in Information Science and
>Science & Technology Studies at Cornell.   She works at the intersection of
>technology design and cultural studies of technology, developing innovative
>applications that respond to and encourage critical reflection on the place
>of technology in culture. Before coming to
>Cornell, she was a research scientist in the Media Arts Research Studies
>group at the German National Computer Science Research Center (GMD) and a
>Fulbright Scholar at the Center for Art and Media Technology (ZKM) in
>Karlsruhe, Germany. In August 1998, she graduated from Carnegie Mellon
>University with a self-defined interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Artificial
>Intelligence and Cultural Theory.
>
>*Neal Cohen* received his Ph.D. from the University of California, San
>Diego, in 1981. He is a Professor in the U of I Department of Psychology an=
>d
>in the U of I Neuroscience Program; and is a full-time faculty member in th=
>e
>Beckman Institute Cognitive Neuroscience Group. He is also a Senior Researc=
>h
>Scientist at Washington University in St. Louis. His field of professional
>interest is cognitive neuroscience, directed specifically at issues about
>memory systems of the brain, and about amnesia and other disorders of
>memory.
>
>
>
>*Submission Procedures: *Please submit paper and panel proposals by e-mailt=
>o
>[log in to unmask] no later than 5pm on June 15, 2007. Include all text of
>the proposal in the body of the e-mail (i.e., not as an attachment). Includ=
>e
>the text "UNIT 07 Paper" or "UNIT 07 Panel" in your e-mail subject line. Yo=
>u
>may include additional text in the subject line.
>
>
>
>    - *Panel proposals* should include names and contact information for
>    all panel participants, including a presider or chair if there is one. P=
>anel
>    proposals should include abstracts for each paper, limited to a maximum =
>of
>    three hundred (300) words each, not including the paper title. Proposals
>    should also include a panel description of up to three hundred (300) wor=
>ds.
>    Panel proposals with only two speakers should be prepared to welcome one=
>  or
>    two additional panelists to their session.
>
>    - *Paper proposals* should include a name and contact information,
>    including institutional affiliation if appropriate. P ,roposals should h=
>ave
>    a paper title and an abstract of no more than three hundred (300) words,
>    plus four or five keywords that name the major concepts and central figu=
>res
>    of the proposal.
>
>    - Final papers and presentations should be no more than twenty minutes
>    in length.

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