Alan Richardson: Presentations Alan Richardson: Selected and Upcoming Presentations "Imagination: Literary and Cognitive Intersections," plenary lecture, Cognitive Futures in the Humanities, Durham, England, April 2014. "Empathy for the Devil: From Mirror Neurons to Sympathy Theory to Shelley's The Cenci," Invited lecture, Aesthetic Enlightenments: Cultures of Natural Knowledge, Huntington Library, January 2014. "Art on the Brain: Neuroesthetics and the Brain's Default Mode," invited lecture, University of Mainz, Germany, February 2013. "The Neuropolitics of Dreaming," invited lecture, Michigan State University, 2012. "Literature, Cognitive Science, and the Return of Imagination," invited lecture, Literature and Cognition Symposium, Haverford College, 2012. "The Romantic Imagination and the Neuroscience of Dreaming," Iinvited lecture, University of Zurich, Switzerland, 2011. "Literature, Complexity, and the Brain," Invited talk, Teagle Colloquium, Haskins Laboratory, Yale University, 2011. "Memory and Imagination: From Romanticism to Cognitive Neuroscience," invited lecture, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 2011. "Neuroscience and the Romantic Imagination," invited lecture, Summer Wordsworth Conference, Grasmere, England, 2010. "Toward a Cognitive Historicism," invited lecture, Vanderbilt University, 2010. "The Romantic Image, the Reader's Eye, and the History of the Senses," invited lecture, Questions of Affect: Emotion and Sensation, University of Colorado, 2007. "The Neural Sublime," Invited lecture, Princeton University, 2007. "Real Readers, Cognitive Theories, and Literary Texts," plenary lecture, IGEL annual conference, University of Alberta, 2004. "Reading Minds—and Bodies—in Emma," Narrative: An International Conference, Burlington, Vermont, 2004. "Language Strange: Maternal Vocalization and the 'Other' Voice of Romantic Poetry," plenary address, American Conference on Romanticism Annual Meeting, Marquette University, November 2003. "Romantic Childhood, Postmodern Culture, and the Practice of Reading," keynote address, Romanticism and Parenting Conference, New York City, August 2003. "Voicing the Other: Fractures in 'The Sorrows of Yamba'," International Conference on Romanticism, Florida State University, 2002. "Between Enlightenment and Romantic Discourses: Embodied Universalism," invited lecture, Stanford Humanities Center, May 2002. "Apostrophe in Life and in Romantic Art: Everyday Discourse, Overhearing, and Poetic Address," invited lecture, UCLA, January 2002; University of Michigan, February 2002. "Byron's The Giaour: An Editor's Confessions, a Teacher's Dilemma," invited seminar, Nineteenth-Century Forum, University of Michigan, January 2002. "A Neural Theater: Joanna Baillie's Plays on the Passions," invited lecture, Southern California Romantic Study Group, January 2002. "Erasmus Darwin and the Fungus School," Modern Language Association Convention, New Orleans, 2001. "Romantic Childhood and the Victorian Civilizing Mission," invited lecture, Locating the Victorians, London, July 2001. "A Neuroanatomy of Criticism: Mapping Literary Scholarship on Minds, Texts, and Brains," invited lecture, The Work of Fiction: Cognitive Perspectives, Bar-Ilan University, Israel, June 2001. "Embodied Universalism and Romantic Discourse," invited lecture, University of Washington, January 2001; University of St Andrews, Scotland, February 2001. "Exhuming the Author; or, The Strange Case of Eaglesfield Smith, Lost Scottish Romantic Poet," invited lecture, University of Glasgow, Scotland, February 2001; Kirtlebridge Village Hall, March 2001. "British Romanticism and The New Sciences of Mind," Modern Language Association Convention, Washington, D.C., 2000. "Corporeal Minds, Nervous Bodies: Romantic Anti-Dualism," North American Society for the Study of Romanticism Conference, Tempe, Arizona, 2000. "Romantic Idiots: Emotion, Cognition, and the Embodied Mind," American Conference on Romanticism Annual Meeting, Park City, Utah, 2000. "Keats and the Spectacular Brain," keynote address, American Conference on Romanticism Annual Meeting, Indiana University, 1999. "Dramatic Theory and Theory of Mind: Joanna Baillie's Neural Theater," Modern Language Association Convention, Chicago, 1999. "Reading Minds in Persuasion: Austen, Romanticism, and the Brain," invited lecture, University of New Hampshire, March 25, 1999. "Romanticism and the New Psychology, Then and Now," North American Society for the Study of Romanticism Conference, Halifax, 1999. "Fin de Siècle Romantic Scholarship," keynote talk, Wordsworth-Coleridge Association annual luncheon, Modern Language Association Convention, San Francisco, 1998. "Of Heartache and Head Injury: Minds, Brains, and the Subject of Persuasion," Forum: Literature and the Cognitive Revolution, Modern Language Association Convention, San Francisco, 1998. "Towards a Neural Historicism," Literature, History and Cognition panel, Society for Literature and Science Annual Convention, University of Florida, 1998. "Xanadu and the New Unconscious: Coleridge, Romanticism, and the Brain," invited lecture, Dartmouth University, October 23, 1998. "'A Beating Mind': Wordsworth's Cognitive Poetics," invited lecture, Wordsworth Summer Conference at Dove Cottage (England), 1998. "'Kubla Khan': Coleridge and the Dream of an Embodied Mind," invited lecture, Coleridge Summer Conference, Somerset (England), 1998. "The Romantic Brain: Literary Culture and Neuroscience in Britain, 1790-1830," ELH Colloquium Series, Johns Hopkins University, 1998. "British Romantic Culture and the Science of the Mind," Center for Literary and Cultural Studies, Harvard University, 1998. "Romanticism and the Unconscious: Building a Mind," keynote address, American Conference on Romanticism Annual Meeting, University of Georgia, 1998. "Cognitive Science and the Future of Literary Studies," Cognitive Science and the Arts panel, American Society for Aesthetics Annual Meeting, Santa Fe, 1997. "British Romanticism as a Cognitive Category," North American Society for the Study of Romanticism Conference, McMaster University, 1997. "Neural Romanticism," Modern Language Association Convention, Washington, 1996.