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  • Tom Dolack
    ... From: coglit@yahoogroups.com [mailto:coglit@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Margaret H. Freeman Sent: Saturday, November 04, 2006 9:53 AM To: coglit; Arthur
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 4, 2006

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      From: coglit@yahoogroups.com [mailto:coglit@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Margaret H. Freeman
      Saturday, November 04, 2006 9:53 AM
      To: coglit; Arthur F. Kinney
      Subject: [coglit] FW: CfP: Theory of Mind and Literature

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      From: "Jennifer William" <jmwilliam@purdue. edu>
      Reply-To: <jmwilliam@purdue. edu>
      Date: Fri, 3 Nov 2006 16:58:00 -0500
      To: <jmwilliam@purdue. edu>
      Subject: CfP: Theory of Mind and Literature

      Dear friends of studies in cognition and literature:
      You are cordially invited to submit a proposal, and we would greatly appreciate it if you would circulate this Call for Papers among colleagues and friends with related research interests. Thank you!
      Theory of Mind and
      Literature Conference
      Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, November 1-3, 2007
      Call for Papers:
      “Theory of Mind and Literature” is the first conference devoted solely to the implications for the theory and study of literature of the psychological activity of inferring what other people are thinking, perceiving or feeling.  This process, sometimes lightly called “mindreading,” is generally considered in cognitive science to be facilitated by the possession of a Theory of Mind (ToM).  ToM may be one of the things that makes literature—the writing and reading of literature, as well as the social relationships among characters in works of literature—possible.
      The conference seeks to present a broadly representative array of approaches, theoretical as well as empirical, general as well as attuned to specific literary topics and fields.  In addition to literary scholars and theorists, we encourage paper proposals from researchers in psychology, linguistics, the neurosciences, anthropology, and philosophy of mind.  Papers may address theoretical or conceptual aspects of ToM, study the mindreading activities of literary characters, investigate the implications of ToM for the reading process, address matters of authorship, or related subjects.  
      Keynote speakers will be:      
                  Keith Oatley,
      University of Toronto
                  Mark Turner,
      Case Western Reserve University
                  Lisa Zunshine,
      University of Kentucky       
      Proposal Submission:

      Step 1
      Send 200-300 word proposals by email only no later than
      May 1, 2007, to any of the conference organizers:
      Paula Leverage (in French) at leverage@purdue. edu
      Howard Mancing (in Spanish) at mancing@purdue. edu
      Richard Schweickert (in Psychology) at swike@psych. purdue.edu
      Jennifer William (in German) at jmwilliam@purdue. edu
      Step 2
      Proposals will be reviewed by the conference organizers and acceptance notifications delivered by email by
      June 15, 2007

      Step 3
      Register for the conference using the online form on the web page http://www.cla. purdue.edu/ fll/ToML. html (soon to be set up) as early as possible, but no later than
      September 15, 2007

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      Jennifer Marston William
      Assistant Professor of German
      Purdue University
      Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literatures
      640 Oval Drive
      W. Lafayette, IN  47907-2017
      (765) 494-3866

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