Brian Boyd: The Story Mind


Location: McKenna Hall, Room 210–214

Why do we love fiction? How did evolution shape our minds to see the world in narrative terms and to crave even stories we know to be untrue? Does fiction love us back? Does it offer us benefits, or only distraction?

Reception to follow. East Lounge, McKenna Hall

Sponsored by the PhD in Literature with support from the Nanovic Institute for European Studies.