New Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Literary Studies

The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Literary Studies

Edited by Lisa Zunshine

OUP USA Oxford Handbooks of Literature

680 pages | 47 halftones | 248x171mm

978-0-19-997806-9 | Hardback | 12 February 2015

Also available as: eBook

Price:  £97.00

  • Includes 30 essays by leading researchers across multiple fields: cognitive studies, narratology, etc.
  • Applies developments in cognitive science to a wide range of literary texts that spans multiple historical periods and numerous national literary traditions

The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Literary Studies applies developments in cognitive science to a wide range of literary texts that span multiple historical periods and numerous national literary traditions. The volume is divided into five parts: (1) Narrative, History, Imagination; (2) Emotions and Empathy; (3) The New Unconscious; (4) Empirical and Qualitative Studies of Literature; and (5) Cognitive Theory and Literary Experience. Most notably, the volume features case studies representing not just North American and British literary traditions, but also Argentinian (Jorge Luis Borges, Julio Cortázar), Chinese (Cao Xueqin), Colombian (García Márquez), Dominican (Junot Díaz), German (Theodore Fontane), French (Marcel Proust, Gustave Flaubert), Indian (Mirabai, Rabindranath Tagore, Kamala Markandaya, Mani Ratnam, Tito Mukhopadhyay), Mexican (Fernando del Paso), Polish (Krystof Kieslowski), Puerto Rican (Giannina Braschi), Russian (Lev Tolstoi), South African (J. M. Coetzee), and Spanish (Leopoldo Alas). Moreover, the volume will cover a variety of periods (e.g., Renaissance, Eighteenth century, Romantic, Victorian, and Modernist, and post-modern periods) and genres, including those associated with popular culture, such as science fiction (China Mieville), fantasy (Anne Rice), and graphic narratives (Rius’s Los supermachos and Gilbert Hernandez’s Troublemakers).

Readership: Scholars and students of cognitive literary studies, but also anyone interested in philosophy & literature, modernist studies, etc.

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