Brain Power: Conference Program

12th Annual Cultural Studies Symposium
Kansas State University
March 6-8, 2003
1:30 - 2:45 p.m.
Session 1: Narrative. Union 207. Moderator: Jennifer Henderson (Kansas State University).
Sarah Hamblin (Kansas State University), "Lives are Lived, Stories are Told: Fiction and Narrative as Modes of Understanding"
Jay Douglas (University of Southern California), "Locating Artificial Intelligence in the Cultural Space of Intelligent Narratives"
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Session 2A: Gender. Union 207. Moderator: Bonnie Nelson (Kansas State University).
Session 2B: Androids, Cyborgs, and Artificial Intelligence. Union 209. Moderator: Lyman Baker (Kansas State University).
5:00 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Nancy Kress, "Science Fiction: The Brain Goes Wild." Union 212.
Followed by Reception
9:00 - 10:15 a.m.
Session 3A: Victorian Studies. Union 207. Moderator: Naomi Wood (Kansas State University).
Session 3B: Social Control / Mind Control. Union 209. Moderator: Karin Westman (Kansas State University).
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Session 4A: American Studies. Union 207. Moderator: Elizabeth Dodd (Kansas State University).
Session 4B: Other Kinds of Consciousness. Union 209. Moderator: Dean Hall (Kansas State University).
12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Lunch Break
2:00 - 3:15 p.m.
Session 5A: Emotion and Twentieth-Century Thought. Union 207. Moderator: Laurie Bagby (Kansas State University).

Session 5B: Computers, Trust, and Understanding. Union 209.

3:45 - 5:00 p.m.
Session 6A: Discourse and Emotion. Union 207. Moderator: Jim Machor (Kansas State University).
Session 6B: Race, Culture, Consciousness. Union 209. Moderator: María T. Melgarejo (Kansas State University).
5:00 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner
8:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Katherine Hayles, "Coding the Signifier." Little Theater, Union.
Followed by Reception

9:00 - 10:15 a.m.
Session 7: Thinking Machine Labor. Union 207. Moderator: Lee Behlman (Kansas State University).
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 noon.
Session 8: Scientific Intelligence. Union 207. Moderator: Stephen Glaister (Kansas State University).

12 noon - 1:15 p.m.

For any interested conference participants, we invite you to "Think about WAR in IRAQ," by attending the weekly anti-war demonstration sponsored by the Coalition for Peace in the Middle East, and held at the corner of Bluemont Ave. and Tuttle Creek Blvd (on the South side of Bluemont between 3rd St. and Tuttle Creek Blvd, across from Sonic).


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