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Blakey Vermeule

Albert Guérard Professor of Literature
Blakey Vermeule
Blakey Vermeule's research interests are neuroaesthetics, cognitive and evolutionary approaches to art, philosophy and literature, British literature from 1660-1820, post-Colonial fiction, satire, and the history of the novel. She is the author of The Party of Humanity: Writing Moral Psychology in Eighteenth-Century Britain (2000) and Why Do We Care About Literary Characters? (2009), both from The Johns Hopkins University Press. She is writing a book about what mind science has discovered about the unconscious.



Office Hours

By appointment

Research Interests

American Literature-Early (Before 1830)
Restoration/18th Century
Literature and Philosophy
Literature and Psychology/Cognitive Science
Literature and Religion