Literature as Cognitive Environment: Public Lecture by Dr. Terence Cave, Oxford University

Full title:   “As if, from fireflies, one could infer the field":
Literature as Cognitive Environment 

Terence Cave is Emeritus Professor of French Literature and Emeritus Research Fellow, St John’s College, Oxford University.  Since 2010 Cave has directed the project “Literature as an Object of Knowledge,” funded by the Balzan Foundation and St John’s College, Oxford, and devoted primarily to the exploration of cognitive approaches to literature. Cave is the author of Recognitions: A Study in Poetics (1988), How to Read Montaigne (2007), Mignon’s Afterlives: Crossing Cultures from Goethe to the Twenty-First Century (2011), and Thinking with Literature: Toward a Cognitive Criticism (2016).

This lecture is sponsored by the Department of English, the Plan II Honors Program, the Department of French and Italian, the Program in Comparative Literature, and the Humanities Institute.  This lecture is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Liberal Arts Building (CLA), 1.302E Glickman Conference Center
305 23RD ST E, Austin, Texas 78712

Event Type

Arts & Humanities


College of Liberal Arts

Target Audience

General Public, Students, Faculty


free to all

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