Last October 12 I participated in a roundtable titled Biological, therefore literary, intelligence, within the 8th edition of the Internet Festival.
Designed and coordinated by the writer Matteo Pelliti, the event was pivoted on the discussion of how literary studies can relate to biological, neuroscientific, and evolutionary insights that are currently reshaping our ideas on the origins of artistic expressions.
Building on the redefinition of literary criticism I proposed in my last book Vita contro letteratura, I discussed these issues with professor Alberto Casadei (Università di Pisa), who recently published the fascinating book Biologia della letteratura. Corpo, stile, storia; and Michele Cometa (Università di Palermo), author of the study Perché le storie ci aiutano a vivere. La letteratura necessaria.