Thinking with Literature
Rom: Olav H. Hauge
Speech and conversation with Terence Cave.
The study of cognition, the way humans think, is currently fuelling a lively and productive dialogue across the divide between the sciences and the humanities. How can literary studies participate in that dialogue? Terence Cave, Emeritus Professor of French Literature, University of Oxford, will present us with some thoughts and ideas. Using a limerick by Edward Lear as a brief example, his talk will outline some of the ways in which a cognitive perspective can enhance our understanding of what literature is and does.
Afterwards Terence Cave will join critic and poet Sandra Lillebø for a conversation on stage about cognitive criticism, and how we think with literature.
Speech and conversation will be held in English.
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