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Fiction and Other Minds
TORCH/Oxford Comparative Criticism and Translation Research Programme in conjunction with the John Fell Fund project “I & We: Literary Texts and the Constitution of Shared Identities at Four Moments of Historical Transition”
Part I Wednesday 12th February (4th Week): Dan Zahavi and Naomi Rokotnitz
Part II Tuesday 10 November (5th Week): Felix Budelmann and Ben Morgan
5:15pm-7:15 pm Seminar Room 11, St Anne’s College
About The Seminar in General: the “Fiction and Other Minds” seminar series, convened by Ben Morgan and Naomi Rokotnitz, has been running since 2013, hosting a range of speakers working at the interface between literary studies, cognitive science and phenomenology. The seminar explores the field that opens when features investigated by the cognitive sciences are tested and expanded across different cultural contexts. In particular, we are interested in the ways by which literary texts often challenge and differentiate theoretical insights especially through their attention to the culturally situated aspects of cognition, and how cognitively informed approaches to literature can deepen our understanding of the embodied and affective processes that underpin meaning-making, including literary reading.