The work of fiction : cognition, culture, and complexity / edited by Alan Richardson, Ellen Spolsky.

Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Aldershot, Hampshire ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2004.
Description
xiii, 191 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

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Summary note
"The essays gathered here demonstrate and justify the excitement and promise of cognitive historicism, providing a lively introduction to this new and quickly growing area of literary studies. Written by eight leading critics whose work has done much to establish the new field, they display the significant results of a largely unprecedented combination of cultural and cognitive analysis. The authors explore both narrative and dramatic genres, uncovering the tensions among presumably universal cognitive processes, and the local contexts within which complex literary texts are produced."--Jacket.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • Studies in literature and cognition / Alan Richardson
  • Stories and morals / Patrick Colm Hogan
  • Women's work is chastity / Ellen Spolsky
  • Embodied literature / F. Elizabeth Hart
  • Fair is foul / Mary Thomas Crane
  • Richardson's clarissa and a theory of mind / Lisa Zunshine
  • God novels / Blakey Vermeule
  • Matter into imagination / Joseph Tabbi.
ISBN
  • 0754638499 ((alk. paper))
  • 9780754638490 ((alk. paper))
LCCN
2003063688
OCLC
53325037
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