Cognitive Approaches to Early Modern Spanish Literature by Isabel JaenCognitive Approaches to Early Modern Spanish Literature by Isabel Jaen

Cognitive Approaches to Early Modern Spanish Literature

EditorIsabel Jaen, Julien Jacques Simon

Hardcover | May 16, 2016

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Cognitive Approaches to Early Modern Spanish Literature is the first anthology exploring human cognition and literature in the context of early modern Spanish culture. It includes the leading voices in the field, along with the main themes and directions that this important area of study hasbeen producing. The book begins with an overview of the cognitive literary studies research that has been taking place within early modern Spanish studies over the last fifteen years. Next, it traces the creation of self in the context of the novel, focusing on Cervantes's Don Quixote in relation tothe notions of embodiment and autopoiesis as well as the faculties of memory and imagination as understood in early modernity. It continues to explore the concept of embodiment, showing its relevance to delve into the mechanics of the interaction between actors and audience both in the jongleuresqueand the comedia traditions. It then centers on cognitive theories of perception, the psychology of immersion in fictional worlds, and early modern and modern-day notions of intentionality to discuss the role of perceiving and understanding others in performance, Don Quixote, and courtly conductmanuals. The last section focuses on the affective dimension of audience-performer interactions in the theatrical space of the Spanish corrales and how emotion and empathy can inform new approaches to presenting Las Casas's work in the literature classroom. The volume closes with an afterwordoffering strategies to design a course on mind and literature in early modernity.
Isabel Jaen is Associate Professor of Spanish at Portland State University. She is co-founder and co-coordinator of the Literary Theory, Cognition, and the Brain working group at the Whitney Humanities Center in Yale University and former executive member of the Cognitive Approaches to Literature Division of the MLA (chair in 2011). Sh...
Title:Cognitive Approaches to Early Modern Spanish LiteratureFormat:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 9.21 × 6.1 × 0.12 inPublished:May 16, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0190256559

ISBN - 13:9780190256555


Table of Contents

IntroductionSection IAn Overview of Cognitive Approaches to Early Modern Spanish Literature1. Julien J. Simon: Contextualizing Cognitive Approaches to Early Modern Spanish LiteratureSection IIThe Creation of Self2. Howard Mancing: Embodied Cognition and Autopoiesis in Don Quixote3. Catherine Connor-Swietlicki: Why Autopoiesis and Memory Matter to Cervantes, Don Quixote, and the Humanities4. Julia Dom!nguez: The Janus Hypothesis in Don Quixote: Memory and Imagination in CervantesSection IIIEmbodied Cognition and Performance5. Bruce Burningham: Cognitive Theatricality: Jongleuresque Imagination on the Early Spanish Stage6. Elizabeth M. Cruz Petersen: A Mindful Audience: Embodied Spectatorship in Early Modern MadridSection IVPerceiving and Understanding Others7. Judith Caballero: Wearing Gender on One's Sleeve: Cross-dressing in Angela de Azevedo's El muerto disimulado8. Domingo Rcdenas de Moya and Jos. Valenzuela: Don Quixote's Response to Fiction in Maese Pedro's Puppet Show: Madman or Transported Reader?9. Ryan Schmitz: Theory of Mind in Early Modern Spanish Manuals of Courtly ConductSection V10. Cory A. Reed: Embodiment and Empathy in Early Modern Drama: The Case of Cervantes's El trato de Argel11. Barbara Simerka: The Role of Empathy in Reading, Interpreting, and Teaching Las Casas's Brev!sima relacicn de la destruccicn de las IndiasAfterword Isabel Ja,n: Teaching Early Modern Spanish Literature with a Cognitive Approach