Forms and Shadows: A Cognitive-Poetic Reading of Charles Williams's Fiction by Andrzej Slawomir KowalczykForms and Shadows: A Cognitive-Poetic Reading of Charles Williams's Fiction by Andrzej Slawomir Kowalczyk

Forms and Shadows: A Cognitive-Poetic Reading of Charles Williams's Fiction

EditorAndrzej Slawomir Kowalczyk

Hardcover | September 20, 2017

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This book is a cognitive-poetic study of the seven novels of Charles Williams (1886–1945), a British author of spiritual fiction and non-fiction, a poet, playwright and a literary critic. It approaches his multidimensional narratives with reference to cognitive phenomena and mechanisms such as the figure-ground organization, conceptual metaphors, conceptual blending, image schemata, scripts, cognitive narrative frames, narrative spaces, cognitive deixis, and empathy. The methodology not only stresses the role of the reader’s conceptual and emotional involvement in the building of the story-worlds, but also reveals the novels’ polyphonic character.

"This book is a convincing and thought-provoking study of Charles Williams’s fiction, which uncovers the unique, ambiguous senses of his works."

Prof. Grzegorz Maziarczyk,

The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland

Andrzej Sławomir Kowalczyk is Assistant Professor of English Literature at Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin, Poland. His current research areas include the supernatural in British fiction, the Gothic novel, utopia/dystopia in literature and film, as well as cognitive poetics. He published several works on these topics.
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Title:Forms and Shadows: A Cognitive-Poetic Reading of Charles Williams's FictionFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:334 pages, 8.5 × 6 × 1 inShipping dimensions:8.5 × 6 × 1 inPublished:September 20, 2017Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3631729731

ISBN - 13:9783631729731

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Cognitive-poetic study of the seven novels of Charles Williams (1886–1945) – Charles Williams’ fiction approached with reference to cognitive phenomena and mechanisms – The figure-ground organization – Conceptual metaphors – Conceptual blending – Image schemata – Scripts – Deixis – Empathy