Through exploring the psychopathology of Capgras syndrome, in which a patient mistakes a loved one for an imposter, The Echo Maker offers a sustained meditation on the ways in which we project our own problems onto other people. As a reflection on the mysteries of consciousness, the novel offers some interesting if not especially new insights into the fuzzy boundaries between scientific and literary interpretations of the mind. Read more
Welcome to The Pequod, home on the web of Dr Alistair Brown. I am an early-career academic who teaches and researches English Literature at the Open University and Durham University.
I have published articles and book chapters on postmodernism, cybergothic, and literary representations of science, and I am currently researching the connections between video games and literary narratives.
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