Friday, March 08, 2013

On Tripping, Delirium, and Other Mind-Expanding Experiences: Jane Thrailkill at TEDxUNC

Cool. It always strikes me as funny when authors (and other figures) use an image for the personal or professional page that is much younger than their true age. Ken Wilber had been doing this for years, and I see it quite often with others as well.

Be that as it may, this is an interesting TEDx talk.

Jane Thrailkill on "Tripping, Delirium, and Other Mind-Expanding Experiences"

Published on Mar 6, 2013

Jane F. Thrailkill is Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Associate Professor at UNC-Chapel Hill. She teaches American literature, critical theory, and medical humanities in the Department of English and Comparative Literature, where she also serves as Director of Graduate Admissions for English. Her first book, Affecting Fictions: Mind, Body, and Emotion in American Literary Realism (Harvard UP, 2007), examines the influence of modern neurology on the nineteenth-century novel. Her articles on the intersections of science, philosophy, medicine, and literature have appeared in Neurology and Modernity, English Literary History, Journal of Narrative Theory, American Literature, and Poetics Today. Currently, she is collaborating with faculty in Anthropology, Journalism, and Social Medicine to create interdisciplinary courses for a new graduate program in Literature, Medicine, and Culture at UNC.
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