Neema Parvini

Neema Parvini is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Surrey. He is the author of five books: Shakespeare’s History Plays: Rethinking Historicism (2012); Shakespeare and Contemporary Theory: New Historicism and Cultural Materialism (2012); Shakespeare and Cognition: Thinking Fast and Slow through Character (2015); Shakespeare and New Historicism Theory (2017) and Shakespeare’s Moral Compass: Ethical Thinking in His Plays (forthcoming 2018). He also presents a popular podcast series called Shakespeare and Contemporary Theory.

Recent Posts

April 11, 2017 in Arts, Culture, Politics

How Noble in Reason: Shakespeare Reveals the Primacy of Emotions in Human Nature

Modern cognitive psychology has found that the vast majority of human thinking relies primarily on intuition and gut instinct rather than strategic reasoning. We are routinely hubristic, overconfident in our…
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April 23, 2016 in Arts, Mind

What did Shakespeare understand about the human mind?

Shakespeare understood, implicitly, what modern psychology has found: that human beings have a habit of making decisions based more on their intuitions and emotions than on their cognitive reasoning.
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