• Course Number: ENGL 171NH
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  • Quarter: Winter 2024

Of what relevance is cognitive neuroscience to literature? This course steers through the thickets of neuroscience and maps areas where the general principles of neurobiology directly inform core issues in literary studies. The aim is to introduce students to the dynamic relations between brain, body, and culture while providing a grounding in Neurohumanism through world literary classics. Topics include Visual Perception, Trauma, Memory, Language, Theory of Mind, Emotion, and Identity.

For those who declared in Fall 2023 or later, this course can fulfill one of two subject requirements for the English major:
-Regions, Borders, Worlds
-Literature Across Disciplines


  • Schedule & Location
  • Day(s): mon wed
  • Time: 11:00 am–12:15 pm