Sciences of the Mind Conference
University of Kent
17-18 July 2018
Professor Helen Small, Pembroke College, University of Oxford
Professor Priscilla Wald, Duke University
This conference aims to stimulate a wide-ranging discussion about the interactions between British and American literature, education, and the sciences of the mind between 1850 and 1950. The organisers welcome paper and panel proposals on any aspect of British or American literature, education and/or the sciences of the mind broadly construed.
This conference is part of Dr Sara Lyons’ (PI), Dr Michael Collins’ (Co-I) and Dr Fran Bigman’s (Research Associate) AHRC-funded project, Literary Culture, Meritocracy, and the Assessment of Intelligence in Britain and America, 1880-1920. The project is an investigation of how British and American novelists understood and represented intellectual ability in the period, with a particular focus on how they responded to the rise of intelligence testing and the associated concepts of I.Q. and meritocracy. For additional information, please visit the website: https://research.kent.ac.uk/literaryculture/.
Possible topics include literature and:
As well as literature and:
Please submit an individual proposal of no more than 350 words or an outline for a 3-paper panel proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 March 2018. Papers will be limited to 20 minutes. Please include your name, a short bio, and email address in your proposal.