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Published: 27 April 2017

288 Pages


ISBN: 9780190634766

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A Prehistory of Cognitive Poetics

Neoclassicism and the Novel

Karin Kukkonen

Cognition and Poetics

  • Provides a thorough introduction to the neoclassical debates of how literature is shaped in unison with the thinking and feeling mind
  • Neoclassicism is reconsidered in light of social cognition, embodied cognition and predictive cognition
  • Neoclassical theory is connected to the praxis of eighteenth-century writers who shaped the emerging narrative form of the novel
  • Gives a unique connection between neoclassical criticism and the rise of the novel
  • Applies current cognitive approaches to literature through a historically distant approach

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