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Durham University

School of Modern Languages & Cultures

Events in Modern Languages & Cultures

CONFERENCE: Qualia - Thinking the Senses

28th March 2008, 09:00, St John's College, Durham University
An international conference, entitled Qualia: Thinking the Senses, was held on 28-30 March 2008 at St John's College, Durham University.

The aim of this interdisciplinary conference, and the research project associated with it, was to explore the ways in which different disciplines theorise the qualitative dimension of experience and integrate the sensual into their working-models of a range of phenomena. It explored sensory perception in different times and places, in its multiple relations to the literary and the artistic as well as to the political and social. It created a forum for an exchange of points of view between researchers in the fields of literary theory, history, art history, philosophy, anthropology, psychoanalysis, geography, cognitive science and other areas still. It also involved practising artists and writers.

Contact boris.wiseman@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.