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.
Vermeule is the daughter of classicist Emily Vermeule and former Museum of Fine Arts curator Cornelius Clarkson Vermeule III. Her brother, Adrian Vermeule, is a professor at Harvard Law School. Her wife is Terry Castle, also a professor of English at Stanford.
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. 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"
- Castle, Terry (2010). The Professor and other writings (1st ed.). New York: Harper. ISBN 0-06-167090-1.
- University of Auckland First International Symposium on Literature and Evolution Archived May 5, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
- Lisa Zunshine, 'Fiction and Theory of Mind: An Exchange." Philosophy and Literature 31.1 (2007) 189-196
- Kerr, Orin (March 3, 2015). "The New Rambler". Washington Post. Retrieved May 24, 2016.