Suzanne Keen, "Human Rights Discourse and Universals of Cognition and Emotion: Post-Colonial Fiction"
This event will begin at 12pm with "Human Rights Discourse and Universals of Cognition and Emotion: Post-Colonial Fiction," a lecture by Suzanne Keen, Thomas H. Broadus Professor of English at Washington and Lee University. Her talk will engage the work of Duke neuroscientist Lasana Harris.
A talk by Natalie Phillips, Assistant Professor of English at Michigan State University, will follow: "The Neuroscience of Reading: Interdisciplinary Research in Literary Attention and Empathy." Prof. Phillips will also discuss the L.I.V.E. project (Literature and Virtual Environments of Empathy).
The talks will be followed by a roundtable discussion on empathy with neuroscientists and humanists.
Lunch will be provided.
For more information about the speakers and for a PDF event flyer, please click here.
The NRG is a jointly sponsored by the FHI and the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences.