“Minds at Work”
Lisa Zunshine, University of Kentucky, Lexington
March 22, 2013, 4:00 PM
CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave
Room 4406 / English Student Lounge
This talk will provide a brief overview of the rapidly growing interdisciplinary field known as “cognitive cultural studies” and then offer several case studies of integrating research from cognitive science into literary criticism.
Lisa Zunshine is Bush-Holbrook Professor of English at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, where she teaches courses in Restoration and eighteenth-century British literature and culture. She is the author or editor of eleven books, including, most recently, Getting Inside Your Head: What Cognitive Science Can Tell Us about Popular Culture (2012), and the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship (2007).