Sunday, March 7, 2010
Richardson Next Distinguished Visiting Speaker—Lecture & Seminar, 3/11-12
The WMU English Department’s Scholarly Speakers Series is pleased to welcome
PROF. ALAN RICHARDSON (Boston College)
Please join us for his lecture:
DEFAULTING TO FICTION:
NEUROSCIENCE REDISCOVERS THE ROMANTIC IMAGINATION
which draws from his forthcoming book, The Neural Sublime: Cognitive Theories and Romantic Texts
(Johns Hopkins UP, 2010)
PLACE: Brown 3025
TIME: 7:00 PM
The lecture will be followed by a Q&A session and a light reception. An abstract for the talk is available via the link below, as well as the official flyer advertising the event (which you should see around the halls when returning from Spring Break).
Those interested in attending the LUNCH SEMINAR ON FRIDAY with Prof. Richardson are invited to prepare for the discussion by reading the two essays available via the link below (PDF files: "Apostrophe" and "CognitiveLitCrit"). After the discussion those who are interested may join us for lunch (dutch treat) at a nearby restaurant TBA. The informal seminar is open to all and will be HELD IN THE MEADER READING ROOM ON THE 3RD FLOOR OF WALDO LIBRARY AT 11:30 AM.
Prof. Richardson (Ph.D., Harvard University) specializes in British Romantic literature and culture, literature and empire, early children’s literature, and the application of cognitive science to literary studies. His publications include the forthcoming The Neural Sublime: Cognitive Theories and Romantic Texts (Johns Hopkins, 2010), British Romanticism and the Science of the Mind (Cambridge UP, 2001), Literature, Education, and Romanticism: Reading as Social Practice, 1780-1832 (Cambridge University Press, 1994), and the edited collections Early Black British Writing (Houghton Mifflin, 2004), The Work of Fiction: Cognition, Culture, and Complexity, with Ellen Spolsky (Ashgate, 2004), and Romanticism, Race, and Imperial Culture, 1780-1834, with Sonia Hofkosh (Indiana UP, 1996). He maintains the award-winning website “Literature, Cognition, and the Brain.”
Please feel free to contact Chris Nagle for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
LINK FOR MATERIALS: