Computing and AI: Humanistic Perspectives from MIT
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Published 23 September 2019
Professor Shankar Raman S.B.’86 (Architecture, EECS), is the current head of the MIT Literature section and a MacVicar Faculty Fellow. His research focuses on late medieval and early modern literature. He is the author of Framing ‘India’: The Colonial Imaginary in Early Modern Culture (Stanford University Press, 2002) and Renaissance Literature and Postcolonial Studies (Edinburgh University Press, 2011). He is also co-editor of Knowing Shakespeare: Senses, Embodiment, Cognition (Palgrave Macmillan 2010). His current research explores the relationship between mathematics and literature in early modernity.
Professor Mary C. Fuller, who recently stepped down as head of the MIT Literature Section, studies the history of early modern voyages, exploration, and colonization. Her current research explores the intersetions of geography, identity, and the history of the book. Her books include Voyages in Print: English Travel to America, 1576-1624 (Cambridge University Press, 1995) and Remembering the Early Modern Voyage: English Narratives in the Age of European Expansion (Palgrave, 2008).