Blakey Vermeule, professor of English at Stanford University and American scholar of 18th-century British literature and theory of mind, will give the Shannon-Clark Lecture at Washington and Lee on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 8 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.
The title of her talk, which is free and open to the public, is “Some Belated Peasant: Notes on the Lateness of Consciousness.”
Vermeule has been a member of the faculty at Stanford since 2005. She is the author of “The Party of Humanity: Writing Moral Psychology in 18th-Century Britain” (2000) and “Why Do We Care About Literary Characters?” (2009), both from The Johns Hopkins University Press. She is currently writing a book about what science has discovered about the unconscious.