- Harvard University, A.B., A.M., PH.D.
Kay Young is a Professor in the English Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She received her Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1992 and completed an Academic Fellowship at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis in LA in 2011. Her central interests include Literature and Mind; The 19th-Century English Novel; Classical Hollywood Film; Aesthetics; Narrative; and Comedy. She is author of Ordinary Pleasures: Couples, Conversation and Comedy (2001) and various essays on the works of Jane Austen, George Eliot, Søren Kierkegaard, John Muir, James Joyce, Stephen Sondheim, and most recently on the intersections of science, art, psychoanalysis, neuroscience, narrative, and aesthetics in forthcoming or already published volumes. Professor Young’s recently published book on consciousness and the 19th-century English novel is entitled, Imagining Minds: The Neuro-Aesthetics of Austen, Eliot, and Hardy, Fall 2010, Ohio State UP.
Kay Young's Bookshelf
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