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Fiction and Other Minds
The “Fiction and Other Minds” seminar series 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 productive field that opens when features investigated by the cognitive sciences are tested and expanded across different cultural contexts In particular, we explore the extent to 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.
Convenors: Ben Morgan and Naomi Rokotnitz