Richard J. Gerrig
List of John Benjamins publications for which Richard J. Gerrig plays a role.
Narrative experiences of metaphor Dynamism in Metaphor and Beyond, Colston, Herbert L., Teenie Matlock and Gerard J. Steen (eds.), pp. 45–622022
This chapter discusses the impact of narrative contexts on readers’ experiences of metaphor. We begin by reviewing extant theories of metaphor processing to offer an analysis of contextual effects on readers’ metaphor understanding. Next, we outline a dual process perspective that suggests how… read more | Chapter
Individual differences in readers’ narrative experiences The Future of Scientific Studies in Literature, pp. 88–942011
Readers often have quite different experiences of literary texts. In this article, I suggest that readers’ life experiences affect the knowledge they bring to bear on narrative experiences as well as the responses they encode as those experiences unfold. I use an episode from the novel Transmission… read more | Article