Mittwoch, 29. Mai 2013, 15:15 - 16:45 iCal

Guest Lecture by Prof. Dr. Patrick Colm Hogan (U of Connecticut): Literary Aesthetics

Beauty, the Brain, and Virginia Woolf

Lecture Theatre HS 2-i, NIG
Universitätsstr. 7, 1090 Wien


This guest lecture discusses the possibility of applying empirical research of beauty to the interpretation of literary works, using Virginia Woolf's novel "Mrs Dalloway" as an example. It discusses new approaches to the assessment of aesthetic experience and engages with important questions concerning the processes of emotion-sharing that is a key function of the production and circulation of literature and art.

Everybody welcome!


Institute for English and American Studies & Cognitive Science Platform


Christa Knellwolf King
Margarete Rubik
Institute for English and American Studies