Samantha Seto is a PhD candidate in English Language and Literature at King’s College London. Her research project is centred on character portraiture, transnational identity, French aristocracy, and cosmopolitanism in twentieth century American and French novels. Her interdisciplinary research entails the study of comparative literature. In the summer of 2022, Samantha was honoured to be an academic tutor for a course in a summer programme at the University of Cambridge.

Book Review: Writing the Mind: Social Cognition in Nineteenth-Century American Fiction

An interdisciplinary book on literary cognitive theory and how it can enhance our understanding with nineteenth-century American literature. Explored through the authors’ portrayal of the unique passages and methodology of the novels and stories to situate their own experiment in the mind of the characters within the greater American literary tradition of socio-cognitive experimentation. Continue reading