Literature, Education and the Sciences of the Mind in Britain and America, 1850-1950

Страна: Великобритания


Город: Canterbury

Дедлайн: 01.03.2018


Даты: 17.07.18 — 18.07.18


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Организаторы: University of Kent


This conference aims to stimulate a wide-ranging discussion about the interactions between British and American literature, education, and the sciences of the mind between 1850-1950. We welcome paper and panel proposals on any aspect of British or American literature, education and/or the sciences of the mind broadly construed.This conference is part of Dr Sara Lyons’ (PI), Dr Michael Collins’ (Co-I) and Dr Fran Bigman’s (Research Associate) AHRC-funded project, Literary Culture, Meritocracy, and the Assessment of Intelligence in Britain and America, 1880-1920. The project is an investigation of how British and American novelists understood and represented intellectual ability in the period, with a particular focus on how they responded to the rise of intelligence testing and the associated concepts of I.Q. and meritocracy. For additional information, please visit our website: https://research.kent.ac.uk/literarycult...​ Possible topics include literature and:

    Teaching and Being Taught; pedagogical theory and practice
    Representations of Places of Learning
    Examinations, grades, scholarships, qualifications
    Inequality, Discrimination, and Exclusion in Education
    Academic Success and Failure
    Literacy and Illiteracy
    Intellectuals, Experts, Professionalism
    Autodidacticism, Informal Education
    Varieties of education: aesthetic, classical, moral, religious, scientific, technical
    Learning Styles and Types of Intelligence
    Intellectual ability and disability

As well as literature and:

    Professionalisation/ Institutionalisation of Psychology
    Social Psychology
    Developmental Psychology
    Psychometrics and personality testing
    Physiology and psychology
    Psychological Schools and Controversies
    Psychology and Philosophy
    Experimental Psychology
    Language and Cognition