Literature and Emotion not only provides a defining overview of the field but also engages with emerging trends. Answering key questions such as ‘What is emotion?’ and ‘Why emotion and literature today?,’ Patrick Colm Hogan presents a clear and accessible introduction to this exciting topic. Readers should come away from the book with a systematic understanding of recent research on and theorization of emotion, knowledge of the way affective science has impacted literary study, and a sense of how to apply that understanding and knowledge to literary works.
Table of Contents
Series editor preface
Introduction. Getting Emotional About Literature
Chapter One. Why Emotion and Literature Today?
Chapter Two. The Two Faces of Affect Study
Chapter Three. What is Emotion?
Chapter Four. Authors (I): Affective Historicism
Chapter Five. Authors (II): Expressivism
Chapter Six. Readers (I): Enjoying Literature
Chapter Seven. Readers (II): Learning from Literature
Chapter Eight. Texts (I): Storyworlds and Stories
Chapter Nine. Text (II): Discourse and Style
Afterword. Affect Aliens in the Land of Emotion Studies
Glossary of Terms
Patrick Colm Hogan is Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor in the Department of English and the Program in Cognitive Science at the University of Connecticut, USA. He is the author of over 20 books, including Cognitive Science, Literature, and the Arts: A Guide for Humanists (Routledge, 2003) and Ulysses and the Poetics of Cognition (Routledge, 2014).