Suzanne Keen, Thomas H. Broadus Professor of English at Washington and Lee University, is the author of Narrative Form (2003), Romances of the Archive in Contemporary British Fiction (2001), Victorian Renovations of the Novel: Narrative Annexes and the Boundaries of Representation (1998), and a volume of poetry, Milk Glass Mermaid (2007).
This work's forte is its willingness to range across a series of disciplines and to locate itself at the interconnection between science and literature. Well illustrated...It is an extremely stimulating, clearly written and accessible work which will be of interest to scholars of literature, psychology and neuroscience alike. Alison E. Martin, Anglistik: International Journal of English Studies Confusing and stimulating in equal measure, Keen's book should succeed in its aim of persuading literary scholars to consider this subject in relation to "the wide open landscape inhabited by readers", despite its acknowledgement of the complexities and obstacles ahead. Lucy Carlyle, Times Literary Supplement