Empirical Studies of Literature: Selected Papers From Igel '98. A Special Issue of discourse Processes, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Empirical Studies of Literature

Selected Papers From Igel '98. A Special Issue of discourse Processes, 1st Edition

Edited by David S. Miall


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The sixth conference of the International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature, or IGEL, was held in August 1998 in Utrecht, Holland. The conference brought together a wide range of scholars concerned with understanding the place and role of literature in its social, historical, psychological, linguistic, and other dimensions, and who seek to advance our knowledge through empirical methods or more effective theoretical perspectives that may lead to empirical research. This special issue is based on papers from this conference, and represents just a small part of its rich variety.

Table of Contents

Volume 28, Number 2, 1999

Contents: D.S. Miall, Introduction. G. Steen, Genres of Discourse and the Definition of Literature. D.S. Miall, D. Kuiken, What Is Literariness? Three Components of Literary Reading. Y. Shen, N. Balaban, Metaphorical (In)Coherence in Discourse. T. Barney, Readers as Text Processors and Performers: A New Formula for Poetic Intonation. E. Konijn, Spotlight on Spectators: Emotions in the Theatre.

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