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Dr Alistair Brown | Associate lecturer in English Literature; researching video games and literature

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Through exploring the psychopathology of Capgras syndrome, in which a patient mistakes a loved one for an imposter, The Echo Maker offers a sustained meditation on the ways in which we project our own problems onto other people. As a reflection on the mysteries of consciousness, the novel offers some interesting if not especially new insights into the fuzzy boundaries between scientific and literary interpretations of the mind. Read more


Postgraduate Diary: Academic Blogs

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Just read an article about Scholars Who Blog. Perhaps the top literary blog is Erin O'Connor's Critical Mass, though oddly the list of blogs featured in the article seemed skewed away from traditional humanities intellectuals and towards sociologists. More obvious was the emphasis on U.S. based academics. Perhaps those in the technologically conservative U.K. have yet to cotton on to the power of the blogging phenomenon, though with the lecturers' dispute rapidly degenerating into civil war there should be more than enough to comment on.

A more comprehensive list of scholarly blogs is maintained at Rhetoricia; the best annotated guide to weblogs on general literary topics is at The Complete Review.

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