“Minding the Body” is an interdisciplinary conference hosted by the English Student Association at The CUNY Graduate Center.
The conference presents work by 65 presenters that explore the “mind-body problem” via a range of disciplines, including literary studies, philosophy, medicine, psychology, sociology, film and media studies, the visual arts, performance studies, and cognitive science, among others. Questions about theories of mind and consciousness, the role of emotions and affect, and understandings of embodiment will be explored. Presenters consider a wide range of topics.
Please see conference website for more information about the conference:
Thursday, Feb 28, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm, Concourse Level 204-205, Livestream found at:
Keynote: Mary Flanagan – “Never Mind the Body, Here’s a Gamepad? Considering Embodiment in The Age of Play”
Thursday, Feb 28, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, Room 5414
“Science, Mind, and Body” Interdisciplinary Roundtable discussion, with Victoria Pitts-Taylor (Sociology), Jason Tougaw (English), Patricia Ticineto-Clough (Sociology, Women’s Studies), Samir Chopra (Philosophy), and Gerhard Joseph (English)
Friday, Mar 1, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Concourse Level, Rooms 201, 202, 203, 204, 205
Twenty panels and presentations. Please see conference website for a list of panels, titles, bios and more information.
Friday, Mar 1, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm, Elebash Recital Hall
“Literature, Cognition, Emotions and Embodiment” Roundtable discussion with Meena Alexander, John Brenkman, Glenn Burger, Anne Humpherys, and Nancy Yousef
Friday, Mar 1, 6:00 pm – 7:30pm, Elebash Recital Hall
Keynote: Frédérique de Vignemont (Institut Jean-Nicod) – “A Self for the Body”
Respondent: G. Gabrielle Starr (Seryl Kushner Dean of the College of Arts and Science and Professor of English, NYU)
Cosponsored by the PhD program in English, the English Student Association, the Doctoral Students’ Council, the Committee for Interdisciplinary Science Studies, the Center for Humanities, GC Digital Initiatives, the Center for the Study of Women and Society, the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies, the Twentieth Century Area Studies Group, and CUNY Digital Humanities Initiative.