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Hogan, Patrick Colm
How authors' minds make stories / Patrick Colm Hogan, University of Connecticut
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013
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 4th Floor  PN171.P83 H64 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Authorship -- Psychological aspects
Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.) -- Psychological aspects
Creative ability -- Psychological aspects
Cognitive science
Physical Description xxi, 227 pages ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Simulation: imagining fictional worlds in Faulkner and Austen -- Story development, literary evaluation, and the place of character -- A narrative idiolect: Shakespeare's heroic stories -- Principles and parameters of storytelling: the trajectory of Racine's romantic tragedies -- Argument and metaphor in Brecht and Kafka -- Emplotment: selection, organization, and construal in Hamlet
Summary This book explores how the creations of great authors result from the same operations as our everyday counterfactual and hypothetical imaginations, which cognitive scientists refer to as "simulations." Drawing on detailed literary analyses as well as recent research in neuroscience and related fields, Patrick Colm Hogan develops a rigorous theory of the principles governing simulation that goes beyond any existing framework. He examines the functions and mechanisms of narrative imagination, with particular attention to the role of theory of mind, and relates this analysis to narrative universals. In the course of this theoretical discussion, Hogan explores works by Austen, Faulkner, Shakespeare, Racine, Brecht, Kafka, and Calvino. He pays particular attention to the principles and parameters defining an author's narrative idiolect, examining the cognitive and emotional continuities that span an individual author's body of work
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