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319. States of Consciousness in Literature

Friday, 6 January, 3:30–4:45 p.m., 608, WSCC

Program arranged by the Discussion Group on Cognitive Approaches to Literature

Presiding: Isabel JaƩn-Portillo, Portland State Univ.

1. "Embodied Consciousness: Djuna Barnes and Her Readers," Ellen J. Esrock, Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst.

2. "Falling Asleep While Reading," Peter T. Schwenger, Univ. of Western Ontario

3. "Gender and Traumatic Memory in Post-1960s United States Women's Novels and Neuroscience," Megan Ahern, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor

4. "The Literary Neuroscience of Kafka's Hypnagogic Labyrinth: How Literature Informs the Neuroscientific Study of Self and Its Disorders," Aaron Mishara, Chicago School of Professional Psychology

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  • Genre, Theory, Method – Literary Criticism and Theory

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