Cognitive Futures in the Arts and Humanities 2017 conference

Stony Brook University, 5-7 June 2017


The theme of the 2017 conference is ‘Mind Fields of Language’. The goal is to recognize and value the diverse ways in which terms common to the field are used in different disciplines. A short and by no means comprehensive list includes empathy, embodiment, participation, affordances, reader/spectator, theory of mind, and consciousness, and we welcome proposals that address the past and present usages of these terms, and their value to future research. Although this is the theme of the conference and special attention will be given to proposals that focus on this theme, we want a broad range of papers from the breadth of research being done in this area. The topics studied include aesthetics, mindreading or mentalizing, embodiment, ‘bio’-narratives and biocentrism, perception and memory, affect and emotion, performance, movement and kinesis, subjectivity/qualia and the narrated self, conceptual blending, multimodality, linguistic creativity and figurative language, bilingualism/multilingualism, translation and digital text processing.

*** Please submit all proposals to by 9 January 2017 ***

The organising committee will be accepting submissions for both individual papers and pre-formed panels. For individual papers, please submit a 250-word abstract. For pre-formed panels, please send individual abstracts as well as a summary paragraph.  All submissions should be Word file attachments, and include the title of the paper, the name of the presenter, affiliation, and email address, as well as a short bio.
For further details and to see the full call for papers, visit the dedicated conference website. For more information please email the conference organisers.