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1st Edition

Literature and Emotion

ISBN 9781315644639
Published November 30, 2017 by Routledge
220 Pages

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Book Description

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

Further Reading

Works Cited

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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).