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Dr Alistair Brown
Associate lecturer in English Literature; researching video games and literature

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Through exploring the psychopathology of Capgras syndrome, in which a patient mistakes a loved one for an imposter, The Echo Maker offers a sustained meditation on the ways in which we project our own problems onto other people. As a reflection on the mysteries of consciousness, the novel offers some interesting if not especially new insights into the fuzzy boundaries between scientific and literary interpretations of the mind. Read more


Research

My area of research can broadly be construed as lying within the digital humanities. I am especially interested in the ways in which technology is represented in literature, the technologies of literature (print and digital), and the ways in which new media such as video games allow us to reinterpret traditional media such as literature.

I have published articles in top-ranked journals such as the Journal of Literature and Science and Poetics Today.

I edit and maintain the research impact and outreach blog, Research in English At Durham (READ), and have published work on social media and research dissemination.

My main areas of research and expertise include:

Current Activities

If there are hedgehogs and foxes, then I am definitely a research roamer across disciplines rather than a head-down snuffler in one. Here are some of the broad questions I'm currently working on, or at least thinking about in the shower:

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This page was published on December 16, 2009 | Keywords: university, academia, research, literature

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