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The Confessions of a Synesthetic Reader with Matthew Rubery

Matthew Rubery
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Monday, April 22, 2019
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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Matthew Rubery

Matthew Rubery, a visiting professor from Queen Mary University of London, will speak about his research on synesthesia. Synesthesia is a neuropsychological condition that causes the stimulation of one sensory modality to evoke a sensation in another sensory modality. This presentation explores the relevance of synesthesia to literary criticism by asking: What effect might perceiving the alphabet in luminous colors have on the experience of reading?