The Cognitive Turn in Contemporary American Literature (NEMLA 2013)

This panel will explore the ’cognitive turn’ in literary studies as it emerges in contemporary American fiction and non-fiction. Since George H. W. Bush declared the 1990’s the "decade of the brain," there has been a surge of cross-disciplinary work done at the site of cognitive studies, neuroscience and the humanities. For example, scholars such as Lisa Zunshine and Paul John Eakin have called for literary methodologies that account for cognition and perception in their ...

Sponsoring Organization(s) : 
Northeast Modern Language Association
Event type: 
Event
Event date: 
Thursday, March 21, 2013 to Sunday, March 24, 2013
Event Location: 
Boston, MA
Abstract due date: 
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Categories: 
American
Interdisciplinary
Genre & Form
Literary Theory
African-American
20th & 21st Century
Comics & Graphic Novels
Narratology
Poetry
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