Cognitive Poetics and Cultural Memory

Russian Literary Mnemonics

By Mikhail Gronas

© 2011 – Routledge

188 pages

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About the Book

In this volume, Gronas addresses the full range of psychological, social, and historical issues that bear on the mnemonic existence of modern literary works, particularly Russian literature. He focuses on the mnemonic processes involved in literary creativity, and the question of how our memories of past reading experiences shape the ways in which we react to literary works. The book also examines the concrete mnemonic qualities of poetry, as well as the social uses to which poetry memorization has historically been put to use. This study will appeal to scholars of cognitive poetics, Russian literature, and cultural studies.

Table of Contents

Note on Transliteration and Translations Acknowledgments Introduction 1: Mnemonic Critics: Conceptual Metaphor in Literary Judgments 2: Mnemonic Readers: The Literary Canon and Mnemonic Survival 3: Mnemonic Lines: The Social Uses of Memorized Poetry 4: Mnemonic Poets: The Tip-of-the-Tongue State, the Saussurean Anagram, and Mechanisms of Mnemonic Creativity Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index

About the Author

Mikhail Gronas is Assistant Professor in Russian Literature at Dartmouth College.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

Cultural and media studies are now well-established as important academic disciplines and are inspiring new research into a wide range of pertinent issues. This series presents outstanding research in these subjects, helping to shape the direction of future inquiry.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LIT004240
LITERARY CRITICISM / Russian & Former Soviet Union
LIT014000
LITERARY CRITICISM / Poetry
SOC052000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies