Shakespeare and the Mind

What happens in your mind when you read or see Shakespeare performed? How can recent research on the mind illuminate Shakespeare’s depictions of it? In what sense may literary and historical ideas contribute to our general understanding of the mind?

In tackling these fundamental questions about literature and the mind, and their relation to one another, Dr Miranda Anderson will draw on recent cognitive approaches to literature, illustrated with examples from Shakespeare and various other Renaissance works.

Dr Anderson’s lecture will be followed by a conversation with Professor Paul Matthews, neuroscientist and author of The Bard on the Brain.

‘Shakespeare and the Mind’ is an event of The Human Mind Project Seminar Series.

Event details

  • 18 May 2016 18:00
  • Dr Miranda Anderson and Professor Paul Matthews
  • Seng Tee Lee Room, Senate House Library
  • Senate House Library Event