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Cognition, Literature and History.

By: Bruhn, Mark J.
Contributor(s): Wehrs, Donald R.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature: Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013Description: 1 online resource (284 p.).ISBN: 9781317936862.Subject(s): Cognition in literature | Discourse analysis, Literary | Historical criticism (Literature) | Literature -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc | Philosophy of mind in literature | Poetics -- Psychological aspectsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Cognition, Literature and HistoryDDC classification: 809.93353 | 809/.93353 LOC classification: PN56.P93 C64 2014Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Original Title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Integrating the Study of Cognition, Literature, and History; PART I Kinds of (Literary) Cognition: Cognitive Genre Theory and History; 1 Melodies of Mind: Poetic Forms as Cognitive Structures; 2 Toward a Cognitive Sociology of Genres; 3 Novelty, Canonicity, and Competing Simulations in Childe Harold's Pilgrimage; 4 Reassessing the Concept of "Ideology Transfer": On Evolved Cognitive Tendencies in the Literary Reception Process; PART II The Moral of the Story: Affective Narratology
5 Conceptual Blending, Embodied Well-Being, and the Making of Twelfth-Century Narrative Literature6 Maternity, Morality, and Metaphor: Galdos's Doña Perfecta, Lorca's The House of Bernarda Alba, and Andalusian Culture; 7 National Identity, Narrative Universals, and Guilt: Margaret Atwood's Surfacing; PART III Perceiving Others and Narrating Selves: Theories of Mind and Literature; 8 The Phenomenology of Person Perception; 9 The Mind of a Pícaro: Lázaro de Tormes; 10 Fiction as a Cognitive Challenge: Explorations into Alternative Forms of Selfhood and Experience
PART IV A Culture of Science and a Science of Culture: Theory and History of Cognitive (Literary) Studies11 Romantic Reflections: Toward a Cultural History of Introspection in Mind Science; 12 Toward a Science of Criticism: Aesthetic Values, Human Nature, and the Standard of Taste; Epilogue: Literary Theory and Cognitive Studies; Contributors; Index
Summary: Cognition, Literature, and History models the ways in which cognitive and literary studies may collaborate and thereby mutually advance. It shows how understanding of underlying structures of mind can productively inform literary analysis and historical inquiry, and how formal and historical analysis of distinctive literary works can reciprocally enrich our understanding of those underlying structures. Applying the cognitive neuroscience of categorization, emotion, figurative thinking, narrativity, self-awareness, theory of mind, and wayfinding to the study of literary works and genres from diverse historical periods and cultures, the authors argue that literary experience proceeds from, qualitatively heightens, and selectively informs and even reforms our evolved and embodied capacities for thought and feeling. This volume investigates and locates the complex intersections of cognition, literature, and history in order to advance interdisciplinary discussion and research in poetics, literary history, and cognitive science.
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Cover; Original Title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Integrating the Study of Cognition, Literature, and History; PART I Kinds of (Literary) Cognition: Cognitive Genre Theory and History; 1 Melodies of Mind: Poetic Forms as Cognitive Structures; 2 Toward a Cognitive Sociology of Genres; 3 Novelty, Canonicity, and Competing Simulations in Childe Harold's Pilgrimage; 4 Reassessing the Concept of "Ideology Transfer": On Evolved Cognitive Tendencies in the Literary Reception Process; PART II The Moral of the Story: Affective Narratology

5 Conceptual Blending, Embodied Well-Being, and the Making of Twelfth-Century Narrative Literature6 Maternity, Morality, and Metaphor: Galdos's Doña Perfecta, Lorca's The House of Bernarda Alba, and Andalusian Culture; 7 National Identity, Narrative Universals, and Guilt: Margaret Atwood's Surfacing; PART III Perceiving Others and Narrating Selves: Theories of Mind and Literature; 8 The Phenomenology of Person Perception; 9 The Mind of a Pícaro: Lázaro de Tormes; 10 Fiction as a Cognitive Challenge: Explorations into Alternative Forms of Selfhood and Experience

PART IV A Culture of Science and a Science of Culture: Theory and History of Cognitive (Literary) Studies11 Romantic Reflections: Toward a Cultural History of Introspection in Mind Science; 12 Toward a Science of Criticism: Aesthetic Values, Human Nature, and the Standard of Taste; Epilogue: Literary Theory and Cognitive Studies; Contributors; Index

Cognition, Literature, and History models the ways in which cognitive and literary studies may collaborate and thereby mutually advance. It shows how understanding of underlying structures of mind can productively inform literary analysis and historical inquiry, and how formal and historical analysis of distinctive literary works can reciprocally enrich our understanding of those underlying structures. Applying the cognitive neuroscience of categorization, emotion, figurative thinking, narrativity, self-awareness, theory of mind, and wayfinding to the study of literary works and genres from diverse historical periods and cultures, the authors argue that literary experience proceeds from, qualitatively heightens, and selectively informs and even reforms our evolved and embodied capacities for thought and feeling. This volume investigates and locates the complex intersections of cognition, literature, and history in order to advance interdisciplinary discussion and research in poetics, literary history, and cognitive science.

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<p>Mark J. Bruhn is Professor of English at Regis University. His recent studies of literary cognition include two articles in a 2011 special double-issue of Poetics Today on "Exchange Values: Poetics and Cognitive Science," which he guest-edited, and a chapter in the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Literary Studies . </p> <p> Donald R. Wehrs is Hargis Professor of British Literature at Auburn University, editor of Levinas and Twentieth-Century Literature (Delaware, 2013), co-editor (with David P. Haney) of Levinas and Nineteenth-Century Literature (Delaware, 2009), and author of three monographs on 20th-century African fiction and over thirty essays on critical theory and comparative literature.</p>

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