MLA Discussion Group for Cognitive
Approaches to Literature
Annual Convention of the Modern Language Association
Chicago, 27-30 December 1999
Gender and Cognitive Theory
Wednesday 29 December 1999
7:15-8:30pm., Burnham, Hyatt Regency (session 686)
Introduction | Program
Cognitive Theory top
Organized by the Discussion Group for Cognitive Approaches to Literature
This panel will address some interests of the growing body of literary
scholars who look to the mind sciences for perspectives that challenge
the established theoretical and interpretive tools. The intersection
of gender studies with cognitive science may prove especially complex and
fruitful, as cognitive science offers productive new ways of talking about
emotion, language, memory, subjectivity and the body. The panel will
consider these issues from a variety of critical perspectives.
UC Santa Barbara
|1.||Where Is Gender in Cognitive Theory? The Cognitive Unconscious and Sexual Difference||
|2.||You Have to Be Nice to Nature If You Want Him to Keep Providing: Gender Blindness in Cognitive Linguistics||
U Connecticut, Storrs
UC Los Angeles
(see also General Resources for Cognitive Approaches to Literature and the vitae of Hart and Hayles; please send suggestions to Francis Steen)
Cameron, Deborah. Language: Sociolinguistics and Sociobiology. Critical Quarterly 39, 4 (Winter, 1997): 81-3. Full text (local). Cameron's home page (external).
Ehrenreich, Barbara. The Real Truth About The Female Body. Time, March 8, 1999. Full text.
Hayles, N. Katherine. How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature and Informatics. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999. Reviewed by Graham J. Murphy, "Pernicious Couplings and Living in the Splice." (Full external text.)
Hayles, N. Katherine. "Simulating Narratives: What Virtual Creatures Can Teach Us." Critical Inquiry, Autumn 1999, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 1-26.
Psychology, Evolution and Gender - new journal starting May 1999.
Wilson, Elizabeth A. Neural Geographies: Feminism and the Microstructure of Cognition. New York: Routledge, 1998. Reviewed by Wendy Hollway in Australian Humanities Review. Full external text.
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