Workshop on Embodied Cognition and Dance, Call for Abstracts

Due May 30, 2020

Workshop on Embodied Cognition and Dance

October 23-24th 2020

The University of Memphis, University Center

Despite being a paradigmatically embodied activity dance has received relatively little attention in the blossoming field of 4E cognition. What can dance teach us about the mind? Is dance cognition somehow different than everyday cognitive activity? What are the connections between dance, knowing, and learning? What can 4E theorists learn from dance and vice versa?   

This workshop aims to bring together cutting edge thinking in dance studies, the empirical sciences and philosophy of mind with the underlying assumption that combining knowledge from these fields is a fruitful enterprise that can help us understand topics such as expert performance, expert cognition, phenomenology, social cognition, learning, and more.

We invite papers from all fields that combine dance and cognition broadly construed.   

Invited Speakers:

Aili Bresnahan (University of Dayton)

Joel Krueger (Exeter)

Susanne Ravn (University of Southern Denmark)

Carlos Vara Sanches  (University of Venice)

And others to be announced.


Abstract Submission:

Abstract: 150-250 words.

Submission deadline: May 30th

Participants will be notified: June 15th

Registration Email:

Registration is free, but we kindly ask that you email us so we can get a headcount.

We will also have a few dance performances and a trip to Beale Street as part of the conference schedule.