Introduction to Cognitive Cultural Studies (JHUP, 2010)

Introduction on JHUP website
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Table of Contents (with added background materials)

Introduction: What is Cognitive Cultural Studies? (pdf)
Lisa Zunshine

PART ONE: LITERARY UNIVERSALS

1. Patrick Colm Hogan
Literary Universals

PART TWO: COGNITIVE HISTORICISM

2. Alan Richardson
Facial Expression Theory from Romanticism to the Present


Background materials: The Neural Sublime: Cognitive Theories and Romantic Texts


3. Ellen Spolsky
Making "Quite Anew": Brain Modularity and Creativity


Background materials:
Word vs Image: Cognitive Hunger in Shakespearean England on Palgrave Macmillan website, Cognition, Culture and Complexity on Google books

4. Mary Thomas Crane
Analogy, Metaphor, and the New Science: Cognitive Science and Early Modern Epistemology abstract


Background materials: Shakespeare's Brain: Reading with Cognitive Theory on the Princeton UP website, "Surface, Depth, and the Spatial Imaginary: A Cognitive Reading of The Political Unconscious" in Representations


5. Lisa Zunshine
Lying Bodies of the Enlightenment: Theory of Mind and Cultural Historicism (pdf)



Background Materials: "1700-1775: Theory of Mind, Social Hierarchy, and the Emergence of Narrative Subjectivity." In The Emergence of Mind (ed. D. Herman) (draft)


6. Bruce McConachie
Toward a Cognitive Theory of Cultural Hegemony


Background materials: “Introduction” to Engaging Audiences: A Cognitive Approach to Spectating in the Theatre (word file)
 

PART THREE: COGNITIVE NARRATOLOGY

7. David Herman
Narrative Theory after the Second Cognitive Revolution abstract



Background materials:
forthcoming chapter for the Narratology: Five Questions


8. Alan Palmer
Storyworlds and Groups abstract


9. Lisa Zunshine
Theory of Mind and Experimental Representations of Fictional Consciousness (pdf of the original version)


10. Blakey Vermeule
Machiavellian Narratives


Background materials: Why Do We Care About Literary Characters?



PART FOUR: COGNITIVE APPROACHES IN DIALOGUE WITH OTHER THEORETICAL APPROACHES (POSTCOLONIAL STUDIES, ECOCRITICISM, AESTHETICS, POST-STRUCTURALISM)

11. Patrick Colm Hogan
On Being Moved: Cognition and Emotion in Literature and Film


12. Nancy Easterlin
Cognitive Ecocriticism: Human Wayfinding, Sociality, and Literary Interpretation


13. G. Gabrielle Starr
Multisensory Imagery


14. Ellen Spolsky
Darwin and Derrida: Cognitive Literary Theory as a Species of Post-structuralism



Background materials:
"Distributed Cognition (Cog Sci Talk) Copes with the
Unsaturatable Context (Poststructuralist Talk)"

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