Thursday, October 27th | 6:30pm | 90 min | Discussion | The Maison Française / Columbia University
With: Siri Hustvedt, Lionel Naccache
Hosted by: Leah Kelly, Natalie Levisalles
Co-presented with The Maison Française at Columbia University
We all spend our time constructing fictions, telling stories to ourselves and to others. Narration is deeply rooted in the human mind, at a conscious and unconscious level. Producing a narrative is a way of giving meaning to factual experience. Are the fictions created by the human brain and those imagined by novelists of the same nature? American writer Siri Hustvedt and French neurobiologist Lionel Naccache express their original, incisive and empathetic views on these questions.
Buell Hall, 2nd floor, Columbia University,515 West 116th Street, New York
Conscious and Unconscious Narrative — Literature, Psychoanalysis and Neuroscience