Siri Hustvedt

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.

Books
2014

Simon & Schuster

The Blazing World

From the internationally bestselling author, praised for her “beguiling, lyrical prose” (The Sunday Times Review, UK), comes a brilliant, provocative novel about an artist, Harriet Burden, who after years of being ignored by the art world conducts an experiment: she conceals her female identity behind three male fronts.

Blogs
Apr 2018

Los Angeles Review of Books

Antonio Damasio, Feeling, and the Evolution of Consciousness

Antonio Damasio has been an influential and highly regarded neuroscientist for decades, not only in his field but beyond it. As a person who roams among disciplines, I have seen his and his frequent co-author Hanna Damasio’s work referenced by scholars from anthropology to psychology to literary studies. In The Strange Order of Things, he sets out to do nothing less than tell the story of the evolution of mind and culture through his central, organizing theory of homeostasis.

Teaching
Apr 2018 - Jun 2018

Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies

Pace, Space, and the Other in the Making of Fiction

Siri Hustvedt argues that human narrative ability is rooted in the prelinguistic, sensorimotor, emotionally charged dialogical experiences of timing in infancy and the learned patterns of those early exchanges. Prenatal life may be important to what will become narrative, but fetal experience must be understood in relation to the rhythmic motions and sounds of the maternal body. April 27, 2018 at 7:30 pm, open to practitioners and the general public.

Criticism
Jan 2018

Patheos

Room for Doubt: Siri Hustvedt Takes on the Mind-Body Problem

Novelist and social critic Siri Hustvedt takes aim at our dogmas in her essay “Delusions of Certainty” from her collection of nonfiction pieces A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women: Essays on Art, Sex, and the Mind.