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Literary Festival 2014: More Tales from the Two James(es)


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Speaker(s): Dr Alex Gillespie, Professor Philip Horne
Chair: Professor Sandra Jovchelovitch

Recorded on 27 February 2014 in Thai Theatre, New Academic Building.

Following on from last years’ dialogue, this event will draw on readings from the work of William and Henry James to explore the links between psychology and fiction. From insights into self-reflection in the stream of consciousness to questions of religiosity, ghosts and the supernatural, Henry and William produced a combined body of work that continues to inspire. Including readings from the work of William and Henry, this event will focus on religion and the supernatural, and how each brother explored similar issues, but through very different means, namely literature and psychology.

Alex Gillespie is a lecturer in social psychology at LSE and co-editor of the Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour.

Phllip Horne is professor of English at UCL and series editor of the Penguin Classics Henry James.

Sandra Jovchlovitch is professor in the Department of Social Psychology at LSE.

This event forms part of LSE Space for Thought Literary Festival 2014, taking place from Monday 24 February - Saturday 1 March 2014, with the theme 'Reflections'.

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