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The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Literary Studies, Hardback Book

The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Literary Studies Hardback

Edited by Lisa (Lisa Zunshine, Lisa Zunshine, University of Kentucky) Zunshine

Part of the Oxford Handbooks series


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 volumefeatures case studies representing not just North American and British literary traditions, but also Argentinian (Jorge Luis Borges, Julio Cortazar), Chinese (Cao Xueqin), Colombian (Garcia Marquez), Dominican (Junot Diaz), 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 (ChinaMieville), fantasy (Anne Rice), and graphic narratives (Rius's Los supermachos and Gilbert Hernandez's Troublemakers).


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 680 pages, 47 halftones
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Literary theory
  • ISBN: 9780199978069


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