What is the mind? How does it distinguish itself from the body? Can the mind be reduced to neurones in the brain or not? Join Siri Hustvedt and Miriam Meckel for a discussion on June 3, 2018, at 20:00 at Schauspielhus Zurich.
The question of how body and soul, brain and psyche interact with each other is considered one of the central philosophical problems. Is the body no more than the prison of the soul? Or, conversely, is the soul simply the intricate projection of a brain trying to understand itself? With her highly praised essay, “The Delusions of Certainty”, the writer, essayist, art critic and philosopher Siri Hustvedt has found her own answer to this question.
What is the mind? This fundamental question remains unanswered in both philosophy and science. Is the mind part of the body or is it something separate from it? Are the brain and the mind the same thing? Can the mind be disembodied into an algorithm and then realized in a machine?
Forty-five years after the constitutional right to abortion was won in the U.S., attempts to subvert women’s reproductive rights have never been been more zealous or determined. How should we respond to the efforts by state and federal legislators to bring in laws and regulations that envision women as mere breeders?
As part of the Literary Mews and the PEN World Voices Festival, Deutsches Haus at NYU presents “Tell Me What Democracy Looks Like,” a conversation among Marion Brasch, Zetta Elliott, and Siri Hustvedt, which will be moderated by Prof. Marcia Pally.
ARTSpeak is an interdisciplinary program presented by the departments of Fine Arts and History of Art at New York's Fashion Institute of Technology. On April 11, 2018, from 5 - 6.30 pm, Siri will give a lecture on some of the topics that she has explored in her writing.
Siri Hustvedt joins Clémence Boulouque and Michael Taussig for a panel discussion of Mark Taylor's Last Works: Lessons in Leaving.
Siri Hustvedt will give a master's lecture "How to Write?" at the Conrad Festival Award ceremony.
Siri Hustvedt will be in conversation with Grzegorz Jankowicz at this year's annual Conrad Festival, in Krakow, Poland.
Join Siri Hustvedt at the Viking Theater, St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota, for her Alumni Award Winner Lecture.
Join Siri Hustvedt at Cambridge University in England for the Pediatric Neurology Masterclass Programme.
"Where is literature today – and tomorrow?" Join Siri Hustvedt for a lecture at Norway's "House of Literature" on September 5, 2017, at 7 pm.
Author Karolina Ramqvist joins Siri Hustvedt for a conversation moderated by literature scientist and researcher, Kari Jegerstedt, also in Bergen, September 2, 2017.
Join Siri Hustvedt on September 1, 2017, for a lecture on gender, writing and literature, in Bergen, Norway.
On August 20, 2017, Siri Hustvedt will be in conversation with author and psychiatrist Finn Skårderud as part of the Ibsen Hamsun Forum at Grimstad Cultural Center in Norway.