Frank Hakemulder

Frank Hakemulder

List of John Benjamins publications for which Frank Hakemulder plays a role.


Book series


Narrative Absorption

Edited by Frank Hakemulder, Moniek M. Kuijpers, Ed S. Tan, Katalin Bálint and Miruna M. Doicaru

[Linguistic Approaches to Literature, 27] 2017. ix, 319 pp.
Subjects Communication Studies | Discourse studies | Narrative Studies | Pragmatics | Theoretical literature & literary studies | Writing and literacy

Scientific Methods for the Humanities

Willie van Peer, Frank Hakemulder and Sonia Zyngier

[Linguistic Approaches to Literature, 13] 2012. xxii, 328 pp.
Subjects Theoretical literature & literary studies
Subjects Consciousness research | Philosophy | Theoretical literature & literary studies


De Mulder, Hannah N.M., Frank Hakemulder, Rianne van den Berghe, Fayette Klaassen and Jos J.A. van Berkum. 2017. Effects of exposure to literary narrative fiction: From book smart to street smart?. Scientific Study of Literature 7:1, pp. 129–169
Literary narrative fiction may be particularly effective in enhancing Theory of Mind (ToM), as it requires readers to contemplate author and character intentions in filling the literary ‘gaps’ that have been suggested to characterise this fiction type. The current study investigates direct and… read more | Article
Kuijpers, Moniek M. and Frank Hakemulder. 2017. Narrative absorption: Introduction and overview. Narrative Absorption, Hakemulder, Frank, Moniek M. Kuijpers, Ed S. Tan, Katalin Bálint and Miruna M. Doicaru (eds.), pp. 1–7
Kuijpers, Moniek M., Frank Hakemulder, Katalin Bálint, Miruna M. Doicaru and Ed S. Tan. 2017. Chapter 2. Towards a new understanding of absorbing reading experiences. Narrative Absorption, Hakemulder, Frank, Moniek M. Kuijpers, Ed S. Tan, Katalin Bálint and Miruna M. Doicaru (eds.), pp. 29–47
When reading literary narratives, we assume that readers can get absorbed in the story world and in the story’s artifice. Since most absorption research focuses primarily on popular media, virtually no attention has been paid to the possibility that literary devices such as deviation could elicit… read more | Chapter
Tan, Ed S., Miruna M. Doicaru, Frank Hakemulder, Katalin Bálint and Moniek M. Kuijpers. 2017. Chapter 5. Into film: Does absorption in a movie’s story world pose a paradox?. Narrative Absorption, Hakemulder, Frank, Moniek M. Kuijpers, Ed S. Tan, Katalin Bálint and Miruna M. Doicaru (eds.), pp. 97–118
Most film viewers know the experience of being deeply absorbed in the story of a popular film. It seems that at such moments they lose awareness of watching a movie. And yet it is highly unlikely that they completely ignore the fact that they watch a narrative and technological construction.… read more | Chapter
Bálint, Katalin, Frank Hakemulder, Moniek M. Kuijpers, Miruna M. Doicaru and Ed S. Tan. 2016. Reconceptualizing foregrounding: Identifying response strategies to deviation in absorbing narratives. Scientific Study of Literature 6:2, pp. 176–207
The experience of deviation is often referred to as foregrounding and contrasted with the experience of feeling absorbed in a narrative. However, instead of simply assuming that foregrounding and absorption are mutually exclusive, they should also be considered as co-occurring: being absorbed as a… read more | Article
Hakemulder, Frank, Olivia Fialho and Matthijs P. Bal. 2016. Chapter 2. Learning from literature: Empirical research on readers in schools and at the workplace. Scientific Approaches to Literature in Learning Environments, Burke, Michael, Olivia Fialho and Sonia Zyngier (eds.), pp. 19–38
This chapter explores what learning from literature entails and how we can come to insights about what literature can mean in the lives of readers, what they may discover about themselves and others. Reading literary stories leads to higher scores on standardized tests for social skills (e.g.,… read more | Article
Previous research suggests that literary reading may involve critical thinking. This involvement may facilitate critical literary understanding (CLU), i.e. understanding the literary text in a reconstructive, de-automatized manner. However, little is known about the cognitive processes this… read more | Article
Hanauer, David I., Don Kuiken and Frank Hakemulder. 2013. The scope of SSOL: A discussion of the boundaries of science and literature. Aesthetic Engagement During Moments of Suffering, Kuiken, Don and Mary Beth Oliver (eds.), pp. 169–174
There must be more to reading than just text comprehension — stories are to entertain, Brewer and Lichtenstein (1984) famously proclaimed. Hence, they said, research should focus more on how stories do that. What are the implications of this statement? Could that knowledge be of interest to people… read more | Article
Hakemulder, Frank. 2008. Imagining what could happen: Effects of taking the role of a character on social cognition. Directions in Empirical Literary Studies: In honor of Willie van Peer, Zyngier, Sonia, Marisa Bortolussi, Anna Chesnokova and Jan Auracher (eds.), pp. 139–153
In a series of experiments, Hakemulder (2000) showed that identifying with a story character representing a particular outgroup affects readers’ beliefs about that outgroup. The present contribution describes theories concerning the uses of imagining ourselves in the shoes of story characters.… read more | Article