New Generation Thinkers: Alice Hall

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Dr Alice Hall of the University of York explores the fears and fascination associated with people labelled 'feeble-minded' in early twentieth century fiction and culture. She argues that William Faulkner's novel, The Sound and the Fury tries to imagine an inside perspective on cognitive difference - and that this remains an important example for writers today.

This is one of a series of films made as part of New Generation Thinkers: each year producers from BBC Radio 3 and BBC Arts, together with the Arts and Humanities Research Council, select a group of young academics who have the potential to turn their ground breaking ideas into sensational broadcasting.

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