Flaubert's Brain: Neurohumanities

FRENCH 481

Consideration of `realist' fiction of Gustave Flaubert from social and cognitive neuroscience perspective. Investigation of implications of Flaubert's illustration of cognitive, affective, and somatic experiences of his characters, and his own experience, e.g. lapses of consciousness, convulsions, heightened emotions. Use of digital resources to chart emerging discourses and patterns in documentation of neuropathology, while attempting to define unique properties of fiction as literary "technology", e.g. by consideration of realist mimesis as analogous to mapping and other technologies documenting brain function/dysfunction. A preceptorial is available for French majors/minors.

Explore the culture and customs of these countries: 
France, United States of America
Faculty: 

Deborah Jenson, deborah.jenson@duke.edu

Crosslisting Numbers: 
LIT 246, NEUROSCI 241
Areas of Knowledge: 
ALP
Modes of Inquiry: 
CCI, STS
Film, Visual & Performing Arts?
Yes
Literature in Translation?
Yes