11.0029 Einstein's Brain? PhD programmes in ling/lit

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Tue, 13 May 1997 19:35:45 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 29.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: "Sarah L. Higley" <slhi@troi.cc.rochester.edu> (21)
Subject: Einstein's Brain

[2] From: alan harris <vcspc005@email.csun.edu> (34)
Subject: SEMCOM: Ph.D. programs in Lx & Lit (fwd)

Date: Tue, 13 May 1997 12:51:28 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Sarah L. Higley" <slhi@troi.cc.rochester.edu>
Subject: Einstein's Brain

Given the recent discussions of Deep Blue, chess-players, and AI, I
thought I'd come in again from left field and ask another question about
getting a famous picture of a famous scientist, since you were all so
helpful about Edison as Wizard. This time, I'm looking frantically to get
permission to reproduce that well-known photo of Albert Einstein, lying
prone, his head hooked up to electrodes. This was taken apparently during
an experiment conducted to see whether the brain waves of a genius would
register differently from that of ordinary mortals. I've seen the picture
a million times on posters, Roland Barthes describes it in "The Brain of
Einstein," but I need to know who owns this photograph so that I can write
to get permission to reproduce it. Again, please respond privately.


Many thanks!

Sarah L. Higley slhi@troi.cc.rochester.edu
Associate Professor of English office: (716) 275-9261
The University of Rochester fax: (716) 442-5769
Rochester NY, 14627
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Date: Tue, 13 May 1997 10:26:11 -0400 (EDT)
From: alan harris <vcspc005@email.csun.edu>
Subject: SEMCOM: Ph.D. programs in Lx & Lit (fwd)

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From: Richard Epstein <repstein@crab.rutgers.edu>

A short time ago, I posted a query on behalf of a grad student
of mine seeking information about Ph.D. programs in the US
which have specializations in Linguistics and
Literature (Stylistics, Literary Pragmatics, etc.).

Several English departments were mentioned as possibilities:

U. of North Texas
Ball State U.
Texas A & M (http://engserve.tamu.edu/files/graduate/gprogram.html)
U. of Wisconsin-Madison
U. of Minnesota
U. of South Carolina (Linguistics Program)
U. of Southern California

Several people also mentioned that there are more opportunities
to pursue this line of research in Britain and
Ireland (Lancaster, Strathclyde, Queen's U. in Belfast).

Thanks again to all those who responded,

Rich Epstein