Memory in the Twenty-First Century: Literary Festival, UCL, 6 September

Memory in the Twenty-First Century: Literary Festival, UCL, 6 September

  On 6 September 2014, University College London hosts a new Science and Literature Festival organised by The Memory Network: ‘MEMORY IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY’, featuring, in conversation: • Ian McEwan & Paul Bloom (Yale, USA) • Suzanne Corkin (MIT, USA) & Hugo Spiers (UCL) • Maud Casey, Timothy J. Jarvis & Sebastian Groes (Roehampton) • Anna Stothard & Jason…
The Story of Memory

The Story of Memory

The Story of Memory Conference: Exploring New Perspectives on the Relationship between Storytelling and Memory in the Twenty-First Century The University of Roehampton, UK: 4-5 September, 2014 Invited speakers include: Paul Bloom (Psychology and Cognitive Science, Yale) Suzanne Corkin (Neuroscience, MIT) Mark Currie (English Literature, QMUL) Asifa Majid (Psycholinguistics, Radboud) Martijn Meeter (Cognitive Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) Jamie Tehrani (Anthropology,…
Remembering Stories

Remembering Stories

http://youtu.be/GHFK14_4Z3M Where better to explore the complex relationships between memory and narrative than at Oxford’s Story Museum? On 14 May, Alison Waller (University of Roehampton) was joined by literary historian Diane Purkiss (Keble College, Oxford) and psychologist James Ost (University of Portsmouth) to talk about the intersections of research into memory and storytelling, as part of the Memory Network’s series…
Retentional Finitude and Story Form

Retentional Finitude and Story Form

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYJWAxHy5vs The Memory Network’s 2014 conference, ‘The Story of Memory’ was held at the University of Roehampton on the 4th and 5th September. Mark Currie, Professor of Contemporary Literature in the Department of English, Queen Mary, University of London, gave a keynote on 'Retentional Finitude and Story Form'. This fascinating talk on memory and tense in the fictional 'selfie' takes in…