Siri Hustvedt

Outside-In: The Social Brain, Culture, and the Self

Plasticity and networks are today’s metaphors for the brain and mind. Siri Hustvedt, Joseph LeDoux, and Jason Tougaw discuss social implications of recent brain research.

02 Mar 2018, CUNY Graduate Center
Books
    Books
    2016

    Simon & Schuster

    A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women: Essays on Art, Sex, and the Mind

    In a trilogy of works brought together in a single volume, Siri Hustvedt demonstrates the striking range and depth of her knowledge in both the humanities and sciences. Armed with passionate curiosity, a sense of humor, and insights from many disciplines, she repeatedly upends received ideas and cultural truisms.

    Blogs
    Feb 2018

    CNN

    “We Need to Talk About Erotic Art”

    Twenty-nine years ago, a group of anonymous feminist artists known as the Guerrilla Girls unveiled a poster that read, "Do women have to be naked to get into the Met. Museum? Less than 5% of the artists in the Modern Art Sections are women, but 85% of the nudes are female."

    Events
    02 Mar 2018

    CUNY Graduate Center

    Outside-In: The Social Brain, Culture, and the Self

    Plasticity and networks are today’s metaphors for the brain and mind. Siri Hustvedt, Joseph LeDoux, and Jason Tougaw discuss social implications of recent brain research.

Biography

Biography

Siri Hustvedt is the author of a book of poetry, three collections of essays, a work of non-fiction, and six novels, including the international bestsellers What I Loved and The Summer Without Men. Her most recent novel The Blazing World was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize and won The Los Angeles Book Prize for fiction. In 2012 she was awarded the International Gabarron Prize for Thought and Humanities. She has a PhD in English from Columbia University and is a lecturer in psychiatry at Weil Cornell Medical College in New York. Her work has been translated into over thirty languages.