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Literary narrative and mental imagery: A view from embodied cognition
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Literature and History of Ideas.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9309-2343
2014 (English)In: Style, ISSN 0039-4238, Vol. 48, no 3, 275-293 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The objective of this article is twofold. In the first part, I will discuss two issues central to any theoretical inquiry into mental imagery: embodiment and consciousness. I will do so against the backdrop of second-generation cognitive science, more specifically the increasingly popular research framework of embodied cognition, and I will consider two caveats attached to its current exploitation in narrative theory. In the second part, I will attempt to cast new light on readerly mental imagery by offering a typology of what I propose to be its four basic varieties. The typology is grounded in the framework of embodied cognition and it is largely compatible with key neuroscientific and other experimental evidence produced within the framework.

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2014. Vol. 48, no 3, 275-293 p.
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General Literature Studies Other Humanities
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Aesthetics; Psychology
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-112525OAI: diva2:779337
Available from: 2015-01-12 Created: 2015-01-12 Last updated: 2016-01-07Bibliographically approved

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