The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Literary Studies by Lisa ZunshineThe Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Literary Studies by Lisa Zunshine

The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Literary Studies

EditorLisa Zunshine

Hardcover | January 28, 2015

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The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Literary Studies considers, via a variety of methodologies and combinations of interdisciplinary approaches, how the architecture that enables human cognitive processing interacts with cultural and historical contexts. Organized into five parts (Narrative,History, Imagination; Emotions and Empathy; The New Unconscious; Empirical and Qualitative Studies of Literature; and Cognitive Theory and Literary Experience), the volume uses case studies from a wide range of historical periods (from the fourth century BCE to the twenty-first century) and nationalliterary traditions (including South Asian, postcolonial anglophone and francophone, Chinese, Japanese, English, Iranian, Russian, Italian, French, German, and Spanish).
Lisa Zunshine is Bush-Holbrook Professor of English at the University of Kentucky. She is the author or editor of ten books, including Why We Read Fiction: Theory of Mind and the Novel (Ohio State UP, 2006), Strange Concepts and the Stories They Make Possible: Cognition, Culture, Narrative (Johns Hopkins UP, 2008), Introduction to Cogn...
Title:The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Literary StudiesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:680 pages, 9.88 × 7.09 × 1.89 inPublished:January 28, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199978069

ISBN - 13:9780199978069


Table of Contents

Lisa Zunshine: "Introduction to Cognitive Literary Studies"Part I: Narrative, History, ImaginationCognitive Historicism1. Mary Thomas Crane: "Cognitive Historicism: Intuition in Early Modern Thought"2. Ellen Spolsky: "The Biology of Failure, the Forms of Rage, and the Equity of Revenge"3. Natalie M. Phillips: "Literary Neuroscience and History of Mind: An Interdisciplinary fMRI Study of Attention and Jane Austen"Cognitive Narratology4. Peter Rabinowitz: "Toward a Narratology of Cognitive Flavor"5. H. Porter Abbott: "How Do We Read What Isn't There to Be Read? Shadow Stories and Permanent Gaps"6. James Phelan: "Rhetorical Theory, Cognitive Theory, and Morrison's 'Recitatif': From Parallel Play to Productive Collaboration"7. Alan Palmer: "Listen to the Stories!:" Narrative, Cognition and Country and Western Music"8. Monika Fludernik: "Blending in Cartoons: The Production of Comedy"9. Lisa Zunshine: "From the Social to the Literary: Approaching Cao Xueqin's The Story of the Stone from a Cognitive Perspective"Cognitive Queer Theory10. J. Keith Vincent: "Sex on the Mind: Queer Theory Meets Cognitive Theory"Neuroaesthetics11. Alan Richardson: "Imagination: Literary and Cognitive Intersections"12. Gabrielle Starr: "Theorizing Imagery, Aesthetics and Doubly-Directed States"Part II: Emotions and EmpathyEmotions in Literature, Film, and Theater13. Patrick Colm Hogan: "What Literature Teaches Us About Emotion: Synthesizing Affective Science and Literary Study"14. Carl Plantinga: "Facing Others: Close-ups of Faces in Narrative Film and in The Silence of the Lambs"15. Noel Carroll: "Theater and the Emotion"Cognitive Postcolonial Studies16. Patrick Colm Hogan: "The Psychology of Colonialism and Postcolonialism: Cognitive Approaches to Identity and Empathy"17. Suzanne Keen: "Human Rights Discourse and Universals of Cognition and Emotion: Postcolonial Fiction"Decision Theory and Fiction18. William Flesch: "Reading and Bargaining"Cognitive Disability Studies19. Ralph James Savarese: "What Some Autistics Can Teach Us About Poetry: A Neurocosmopolitan Approach"Moral Emotions20. Margrethe Bruun Vaage: "On the Repulsive Rapist, and the Difference Between Morality in Fiction and Real Life"21. Fritz Alwin Breithaupt: "Empathic Sadism. How Readers Get Implicated"Part III: The New Unconscious22. Blakey Vermeule: "The New Unconscious: A Literary Guided Tour"23. Jeff Smith: "Filmmakers as Folk Psychologists: How Filmmakers Exploit Cognitive Biases as an Aspect of Film Narration, Characterization and Spectatorship"Part IV: Empirical and Qualitative Studies of Literature24. Laura Otis: "The Value of Qualitative Research for Cognitive Literary Studies"25. Marisa Bortolussi and Peter Dixon: "Revisiting the Metaphor of 'Transportation'"26. Peter Dixon and Marisa Bortolusi: "Fluctuation in Literary Reading: The Neglected Dimension of Time"Part V: Cognitive Theory and Literary Experience27. Joshua Landy: "Mental Calisthenics and Self-Reflexive Fiction"28. Elaine Auyoung: "Rethinking the Reality Effect: Detail and the Novel"29. Mark Bruhn: "Time as Space in the Structure of (Literary) Experience: The Prelude"30. Nancy Easterlin: "Thick Context: Novelty in Cognition and Literature"