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Shakespeare’s Memory

Synopsis
Video podcast. A series of talks from an interdisciplinary event held by the St Edmund Hall Centre for the Creative Brain in Oxford on 26 November 2016. The speakers interpret the theme of ‘Shakespeare and the Brain’ in various ways, examining it from the perspective of literature scholars, neuroscientists and actors. All the talks are aimed at a non-specialist audience. In this podcast Rodrigo Quian Quiroga’s talk references the writing of Jorge Luis Borges, particularly his short stories ‘Shakespeare’s Memory’ and ‘Funes the Memorious’, which deal with memory. He combines concepts from neuroscience about visual perception and memory with discussion of philosophical and literary ideas about the part played by memory in personal identity.
Series
Shakespeare and the Brain
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2016
Notes
Accessed 2/2017.
Subjects
Drama; Science
Keywords
brain sciences; memory; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); visual perception

Online availability

URI
https://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/shakespeares-memory-professor-rodrigo-quian-quiroga-director-centre-systems-neuroscience
Price
free

Credits

Contributor
Rodrigo Quian Quiroga

Production Company

Name

University of Oxford, Faculty of English

Web
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Distributor

Name

University of Oxford Podcasts

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