A reminder of this week’s seminar which inaugurates an ongoing inquiry into ‘Cultures of Mind-Reading: The Novel and Other Minds‘:
Prof David Herman (Durham) on ‘Narrative and/as Heterophenomenology: Modelling Nonhuman Experiences in Storyworlds’
with responses from Dr Emily Troscianko (MML) and Dr James Carney (Social and Evolutionary Science Research Group) followed by refreshments and discussion.
Wednesday 20th November (6th week), The Seminar Room at TORCH (Radcliffe Humanities Building), 4.00-6.30pm. All welcome!
David Herman is Professor of the Engaged Humanities in the Department of English Studies at Durham University. He is author of Storytelling and the Sciences of Mind (MIT Press, 2013) and many other books and articles working at the intersection of literary study and cognitive science. Emily Troscianko is a JRF in Modern Languages at St John’s College, Oxford. Her study of Kafka, Kafka’s Cognitive Realism, will be published early next year by Routledge. James Carney is a post-doctoral researcher in the Social and Evolutionary Science Research Group in Oxford. He is co-editor of Beckett Re-Membered: After the Centenary (2012) and is currently working on a monograph entitled: Life Stories: Towards a Biosemiotic Model of Narrative Signification to be published by de Gruyter.
In other news: recordings of our last seminar, on The Creativity of Criticism, are now available here; and Make an Aria, an experiment in verbal and musical inter-translation, has successfully got under way.