Beyond the Mind's Eye: Histories, Realities, Imagination

From Freudian psychoanalysis to Deleuze and Guattariā€™s schizoanalysis, from Greek and Roman
tragedy to neuroimaging, one of the driving preoccupations of science and art has been the relationship
between the exterior world and the inner reaches of the human mind. When delving beyond the realm
of the material into the (un) conscious, what is at stake? What is the difference between vision and
perception? How does the perception of personal realities shape our awareness of social, political and
cultural histories? Do we imagine our own reality and what we hold to be true? What role does language
play in the articulation of our realities? In what ways is history merely a concept of our minds and
not a globally accepted truth? Can imagination serve as a scaffold that links our histories and realities?

Abstracts for 20 minute papers are welcome. Topics include but are not limited t o :

--the un/conscious--trauma--mourning--melancholy--the spectral / hauntings
--political / postcolonial unconscious--politics, memory--madness, revolution
--dystopian selves--frontiers of the human--language, grammar, discourse
--decay, decadence--the Imaginary, Imagination--guilt, responsibility, society
--collective memory--the gendered self, constructions of gender and ethnicity
--surrealism, reality, hyper reality--mind & body--constructions of identity
--film and new media--visual arts--dreams, myths--multiple selves

Submission Criteria
1. Abstracts and papers must be in English.
2. Abstracts must not exceed 200 words.
3. Abstracts must include the following information: name of presenter, academic affiliation,
mailing address, e-mail address, title of paper.
4. Presentation time limit 20 minutes (8 page maximum).
For further information, contact Michael Anderson (
or Julie Koehler (

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Meeting Location:
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Contact Information:
Michael Anderson

Meeting Dates:
The Beyond the Mind's Eye: Histories, Realities, Imagination will be held from 06-Apr-2013 to 06-Apr-2013.

Abstract Submission Information:
Abstracts can be submitted from 22-Oct-2012 until 25-Jan-2013.

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