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Watch IAH Zoom Talks: Jane Thrailkill

May 19, 2020 | Sophia Ramos


“The Meaning of Aging in COVID Times” with Jane F. Thrailkill

Jane F. Thrailkill is a Bank of America Honors Term Associate Professor and teaches American literature and health humanities in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Her first book, Affecting Fictions: Mind, Body, and Emotion in American Literary Realism (Harvard UP, 2007), examines the influence of pragmatist philosophy and modern neurology on the nineteenth-century American novel. Her new book is Philosophical Siblings: Varieties of Playful Experience in Alice, Henry, and William James, and is under review at UPenn Press.

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