Comparative Literature Luncheon

Comparative Literature Luncheon

“Aldous Huxley’s New Romanticisms: Re-reading Romantic Poetry After Mescaline”   

Neşe Devenot

University of Cincinnati

Neşe Devenot, Ph.D. (she/they) is a postdoctoral associate at the Institute for Research in Sensing (IRiS) at the University of Cincinnati, and a former lecturer in comparative literature at Penn State. She previously completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Bioethics at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and she received a doctorate in comparative literature from the University of Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on the function of metaphor and other literary devices in narrative accounts of psychedelic experiences, in addition to studying bioethical approaches to psychedelic medicine. They were awarded Best Humanities Publication in Psychedelic Studies from Breaking Convention in 2016 and received the Article Prize for Best Publication in Romanticism Studies from European Romantic Review in 2020. They were also awarded a 2015–16 Research Fellowship at the New York Public Library’s Timothy Leary papers and served as research Fellow with the New York University Psilocybin Cancer Anxiety Study, where they participated in the first qualitative study of patient experiences.

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