40 minutes | Jun 13, 2021

92 - Erik Hoel - Neuroscience and the Novel [Public Limited Version]

References Erik’s novel, The Revelations (2021) can be found here and elsewhere: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Revelations-Novel-Erik-Hoel-ebook/dp/B084ZKXQ12 For a fuller selection of Erik’s writing: https://www.erikphoel.com/ Especially relevant to our conversation: https://thebaffler.com/salvos/enter-the-supersensorium-hoel Follow Erik on Twitter @erikphoel Further References Correspondence between Descartes and Princess Elisabeth:| https://www.earlymoderntexts.com/assets/pdfs/descartes1643_1.pdf Samuel Richardson, Clarissa: Or, The History of a Young Lady. Comprehending the Most Important Concerns of Private Life (1748) George Eliot, Middlemarch, A Study of Provincial Life (1871–2) Timestamps 2:57 Paracosmic play 6:59 Novels that deal with science 9:36 I analyse Erik’s writing style 12:30 New York City as a conscious organism 18:44 The iconoclast protagonist and the shortcomings of neuroscience 23:10 I read a passage from Erik’s novel 43:25 Dreams—a reading from the novel plus discussion 48:48 The advantage of literature over film and TV. The advantage of literature over science. 1:11:45 The rise of the MFAs 1:18:08 I read another passage from Erik’s novel
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