Cognitive Literary Science : Dialogues between Literature and Cognition, Hardback Book

Cognitive Literary Science : Dialogues between Literature and Cognition Hardback

Edited by Michael Burke, Emily T. Troscianko

Part of the Cognition and Poetics series


This book brings together researchers with cognitive-scientific and literary backgrounds to present innovative research in all three variations on the possible interactions between literary studies and cognitive science. The tripartite structure of the volume reflects a more ambitious conception of what cognitive approaches to literature are and could be than is usually encountered, and thus aims both to map out and to advance the field. The first section correspondsto what most people think of as <"cognitive poetics>" or <"cognitive literary studies>": the study of literature by literary scholars drawing on cognitive-scientific methods, findings, and/or debates to yield insights into literature. The second section demonstrates that literary scholars needn't onlymake use of cognitive science to study literature, but can also, in a reciprocally interdisciplinary manner, use a cognitively informed perspective on literature to offer benefits back to the cognitive sciences. Finally, the third section, <"literature in cognitive science>", showcases some of the ways in which literature can be a stimulating object of study and a fertile testing ground for theories and models, not only to literary scholars but also to cognitive scientists, who hereengage with some key questions in cognitive literary studies with the benefit of their in-depth scientific knowledge and training.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Poetry by individual poets
  • ISBN: 9780190496869


Free Home Delivery

on all orders

Pick up orders

from local bookshops