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Cognitive Science, Disability, and Selfhood: A Conversation with Novelist Richard Powers

Richard Powers, professor of English and Swanlund Chair at the University of Illinois at Urbana—Champaign, is the author of nine novels and the winner of the 2006 National Book Award for The Echo Maker. He has been a MacArthur Fellow and the recipient of numerous awards, including the Lannan Literary Award, the Corrington Award for Literary Excellence and the Dos Passos Prize For Literature.
When Apr 26, 2007
from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where Foster Auditorium, 101 Pattee Library
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Richard Powers  Richard Powers, professor of English and Swanlund Chair at the University of Illinois at Urbana—Champaign, is the author of nine novels and the winner of the 2006 National Book Award for The Echo Maker. He has been a MacArthur Fellow and the recipient of numerous awards, including the Lannan Literary Award, the Corrington Award for Literary Excellence and the Dos Passos Prize For Literature.

Professor of English and Swanlund Chair, University of Illinois at Urbana—Champaign

Richard Powers, professor of English and Swanlund Chair at the University of Illinois at Urbana—Champaign, is the author of nine novels and the winner of the 2006 National Book Award for The Echo Maker. He has been a MacArthur Fellow and the recipient of numerous awards, including the Lannan Literary Award, the Corrington Award for Literary Excellence and the Dos Passos Prize For Literature.

Cognitive Science, Disability, and Selfhood: A Conversation with Novelist Richard Powers

Joining in the conversation:

Elana Farace, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Health Evaluation Sciences, Penn State, College of Medicine

Steven Schiff, Brush Chair Professor of Engineering, Penn State

Chloe Silverman, Assistant Professor, Science, Technology, and Society, Penn State

Jenell Johnson, graduate student, English, Penn State

This event is co-sponsored by Science, Medicine, and Technology in CultureandUniversity Libraries.

The moving finger

Professor Powers's presentation, "The moving finger," is a work of speculative fiction that addresses the neurology of cognition and recognition.

April 27, 2007
3:00 p.m.
Palmer Lipcon Auditorium, Palmer Museum of Art