|Title||Housman, Richards, and Leavis: Between Physiology and Phenomenology|
|Year of Publication||2017|
|Academic Department||Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences|
|Degree||Doctor of Philosophy Ph.D.|
|University||University of Sydney|
|Keywords||A.E. Housman, F.R. Leavis, I.A. Richards, neurohumanities, phenomenology, physiology|
Neuroliterary studies are becoming increasingly more common. However, a disparity remains between neurophysiological description and phenomenological description. This dissertation argues that neither phenomenology nor neurophysiology alone offer a complete picture of the reading and writing process, but rather must be understood as providing a complementary picture of our interactions with literature. To this end, I attempt to find a physiological pre-history for recent critical shifts (specifically the neurocritic and his neuroliterary field) in the critical works of A.E. Housman (The Name and Nature of Poetry), I.A. Richards (Practical Criticism), and F.R. Leavis (The Great Tradition).