Global Humanities Lecture: Deepika Bahri, Emory University, "Fictions of Race: Literature and Aesthetic Cognition"
Nov 07, 2011
from 03:00 pm to 05:00 pm
|Where||Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library|
|Contact Name||Jennifer Stephens|
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What can we learn from literature about the representation and processing of racial and cultural difference? With growing interest in bodily cognition in neurobiology, literature is resurfacing as an exemplar of meaning-making. Focusing on the racially hybrid protagonist of Hari Kunzru’s novel The Impressionist, this talk explores the role of the senses and the body-minded mind for understanding the aesthetic dimensions of race.