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From Mind to Text
Continuities and Breaks Between Cognitive, Aesthetic and Textualist Approaches to Literature





ISBN 9780367667412
Published September 30, 2020 by Routledge
228 Pages

 
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From Mind to Text: Continuities and Breaks Between Cognitive, Aesthetic and Textualist Approaches to Literature explores the historical context of theory formation and of its contemporary status, including an overview of debates about theory’s role in literary studies provided both by representatives of theory itself, as well as by those who distance themselves from it.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments



Introduction



Chapter One: Theories and Institutions



Again, Theory



Theories and Theorrhea



Analytic Philosophy of Art?



Chapter Two: Literature and Art



Before Theory



Works and Texts



Authors, Scriptors, Intentions



Moderately Naturalist Perspective on the Artistic Conventions



Chapter Three: Literature and Minds



Language and Cognition



Empathy and Emotions



Researching Universals



Information Processing



Chapter Four: Values and Competence



The Sublime, The Beautiful and the Everyday



Artistic and Aesthetic Values



Natural and Competent Responses



Chapter Five: Levels of Explanation



Emergent Structures and Special Sciences



Special Sciences and Literary Studies



Psycho-historical Framework for Art Appreciation



Surface and Deep Interpretation



Naked Apes, Flocks of Seagulls, Procrustean Beds



Conclusion



Index

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Biography

Bartosz Stopel is Assistant Professor at the Institute of English Cultures and Literatures, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland.