Studies in Literature and the Mind: Mind, Brain, and Literature

Course Number: ENGL 170MB
Prerequisites: Check on GOLD
Advisory Enrollment Information: May be repeated for credit providing letter designations are different.
General Education Areas Fulfilled: Check on GOLD
Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 170AA-ZZ
Quarter: Winter 2017
Instructor: Park, Sowon S
Day(s): TR
Time: 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Location: GIRV 1115

Neurocognitive literary criticism emerged as a field of enquiry in the late 1990s.Traditionally, the term ‘cognitive’ referred to ideas of thinking and inference but in this new field it frequently refers to mental phenomena other than thinking, such as feeling, perception, unconscious memory and kinesis. The interest in cognitive processes in literary studies reflects a major shift in thinking in the late twentieth century called the ‘cognitive turn’. This course will provide students with an opportunity to interrogate how the mechanism and function of mind and brain can illuminate literary studies.