Author Representations in Literary Reading

ISBN 9789027233455 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027274939 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
Author Representations in Literary Reading investigates the role of the author in the mind of the reader. It is the first book-length empirical study on generated author inferences by readers of literature. It bridges the gap between theories which hold that the author is irrelevant and those that give him prominence. By combining insights and methods from both cognitive psychology and literary theory, this book contributes to a better understanding of how readers process literary texts and what role their assumptions about an author play. A series of experiments demonstrate that readers generate author inferences during the process of reading, which they use to create an image of the text’s author. The findings suggest that interpretations about the author play a pivotal role in the literary reading process. This book is relevant to scholars and students in all areas of the cognitive sciences, including literary studies and psychology.
[Linguistic Approaches to Literature, 11]  2012.  ix, 272 pp.
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“Linking literary theory, discourse processing and cognitive psychology, Eefje Claassen's patient investigations show how real readers understand fiction as written by authors whom they cannot help inferring from within the texts, or imagining from what they may know of them from outside their fictions.”
“Quite simply, this book is the very best piece of combined empirical and theoretical work ever done on the question of authorship in literary reading.”
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Literature & Literary Studies

Theoretical literature & literary studies
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2011044819 | Marc record