Division’s panels at 2015 MLA in Vancouver

124. The Science of Memory
Thursday, 8 January, 5:15–6:30 p.m., 219, VCC West
Program arranged by the Division on Cognitive Approaches to Literature
Presiding: Julien Jacques Simon, Indiana Univ. East

1. “When Memory Doesn’t Serve,” Ellen Spolsky, Bar-Ilan Univ.

2. “My Children Will Remember All of the Things I Tried to Forget: New Approaches to Intergenerational Trauma,” Kate Polak MacDonald, Wittenberg Univ.

3. “Parting the Gray Veil: Memory and the Unconscious in Sebald’s Austerlitz and Kandel’s In Search of Memory,” Stacy Hartman, Stanford Univ.

4. “Memory Traces and the Neurobiology of Modernist Aesthetics,” Matt Langione, Univ. of California, Berkeley

494. Experiments, Cross-Disciplinary Research, and Scientific Engagements
Saturday, 10 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 204, VCC West
Program arranged by the Division on Cognitive Approaches to Literature
Presiding: Jonathan Kramnick, Johns Hopkins Univ., MD

1. “Against Mind Reading: A New Cognitive Model of the Ethical Function of Novels,” Angus Fletcher, Ohio State Univ., Columbus

2. “New Frontiers in Literary Neuroscience: An fMRI (Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging) Study of Attention and Jane Austen,” Natalie Michele Phillips, Michigan State Univ.

3. Differences of Similarity in Cognitive Science and Literature” Adam Sneed, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Division’s CFPs — 2015 MLA in Vancouver

Call for Papers — MLA 2015, Vancouver
Division on Cognitive Approaches to Literature (Guaranteed sessions)
DEADLINE IS MARCH 15TH

Experiments, Cross-disciplinary Research, and Scientific Engagements
A panel devoted to experiment and collaboration between literary scholars and cognitive scientists. How do science experiments illuminate literary or aesthetic experience? Send 300 word abstract and CV by 15 March 2014 to Blakey Vermeule (vermeule@stanford.edu).

The Science of Memory
Papers on all aspects of the cognitive science of memory and literature—episodic memory, working memory, semantic memory, collective memory, and problems with memory. Send 300 word abstract and CV by 15 March 2014 to Blakey Vermeule (vermeule@stanford.edu).