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June 16, 2016, 6 p.m., P1: Keynote Lecture “Geist: Mind and Brain” within the Forum Geisteswissenschaft: Eine Positionsbestimmung – Veranstaltungsreihe zur 70 Jahre Wiedereröffnung der Johannes Gutenberg Universität

After her keynote lecture, she will receive an honorary doctorate.

About Siri Hustvedt:
She is one of the most significant contemporary American writers. She received her PhD in English from Columbia University with a dissertation on Charles Dickens. With a body of work comprising 7 internationally received novels and 4 collections of essays, she has opened new ways of connecting fiction and literary criticism. In her work, she draws on philosophical, psychoanalytical, neuroscientific and gender theories in order to establish a reciprocal subjectivity connecting body and mind; a notion that also informs her work as a lecturer of psychiatry at Cornell University’s Weill Medical College. Siri Hustvedt is an associate member of the DFG-funded research training group “Life Sciences, Life Writing: Experiences at the Boundaries of Human Life between Biomedical Explanation and Lived Experience” (GRK 2015/1), at Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz.