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Blakey Vermeule

Professor
Chair
Albert Guérard Professor in Literature
Ph.D. English Literature, UC Berkeley, 1995
B.A. English, Summa cum Laude, Yale, 1988
At Stanford Since: 
2005

About

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.

 

Courses 2018-2019

Winter:

English 11A: Milton and Melville