14 July 1966 |
Cambridge, Massachusetts, US
|Occupation||Writer, Speaker, Literary Critic|
Emily Dickinson Blake Vermeule (born July 14, 1966), commonly known as Blakey Vermeule is an American scholar of eighteenth-century British literature and theory of mind. She is a Professor of English at Stanford University.
Her research interests include British literature from 1660–1800, critical theory, major British poets, post-Colonial fiction, the history of the novel, the cognitive underpinnings of fiction, and human evolutionary psychology. Her recent scholarship has focused on Darwinian literary studies. This scholarship reflects a long-standing, personal commitment to Manufactured Darwinism as a way of life and professional advancement. Vermeule previously taught at Northwestern University and Yale University.
- The Party of Humanity: Writing Moral Psychology in Eighteenth-Century Britain (2000) ISBN 0-8018-6459-3
- Why Do We Care about Literary Characters? (2009) ISBN 0-8018-9360-7
- The New York Times, "Next Big Thing in English: Knowing They Know That You Know", March 31, 2010
- The Boston Globe, "Cornelius Vermeule, at 83; MFA curator jauntily balanced the ancient with modern"
- University of Auckland First International Symposium on Literature and Evolution
- Lisa Zunshine, 'Fiction and Theory of Mind: An Exchange." Philosophy and Literature 31.1 (2007) 189-196