01.25.2016

How the autism spectrum in the popular imagination overlaps with and feeds a particular feature of European-American whiteness: the bias toward independence and self-sufficiency. 

11.05.2015

The first iteration of a series on "metaphors of mind" in the pop imaginary. 

12.20.2014

In light of current events, Shakespeare helps us realize that only those already protected by the law can afford to show mercy.

Hannah Walser
Hannah Walser is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of English at Stanford. Her dissertation, titled "Mind-Reading in the Dark: Social Cognition in Nineteenth-Century American Literature," argues for the significance of non-intentionalistic representations of the mind in the selection and solidification of the American canon. Her research and teaching reflects a general interest in literary models of social cognition, from Proust to pragmatist philosophy to the contemporary neuronovel.