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Why we read fiction : theory of mind and the novel / Lisa Zunshine.

Zunshine, Lisa. (Author).
Book Book (c2006.)
Description: x, 198 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Publisher: Columbus : Ohio State University Press, c2006.
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Endicott College General Collection PN 3331 .Z86 2006 (Text to Phone) Available -

  • ISBN: 9780814251515 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 081425151X (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780814210284 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0814210287 (cloth : alk. paper)
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references (p. 181-192) and index.
Contents: Pt. 1. Attributing minds. Why did Peter Walsh tremble? -- What is mind-reading (also known as theory of mind)? -- Theory of mind, autism, and fiction : four caveats -- "Effortless" mind-reading -- Why do we read fiction? -- The novel as a cognitive experiment -- Can cognitive science tell us why we are afraid of Mrs. Dalloway? -- The relationship between a "cognitive" analysis of Mrs. Dalloway and the larger field of literary studies -- Woolf, Pinker, and the project of interdisciplinarity -- Pt. 2. Tracking minds. Whose thought is it, anyway? -- Metarepresentational ability and schizophrenia -- Everyday failures of source-monitoring -- Monitoring fictional states of mind -- "Fictional" and "history" -- Tracking minds in Beowulf -- Don Quixote and his progeny -- Source-monitoring, ToM, and the figure of the unreliable narrator -- Source-monitoring and the implied author -- Richardson's Clarissa : the progress of the elated bridegroom -- Nabokov's Lolita : the deadly demon meets and destroys the tenderhearted boy -- Pt. 3. Concealing minds. ToM and the detective novel : what does it take to suspect everybody? -- Why is reading a detective story a lot like lifting weights at the gym? -- Metarepresentationality and some recurrent patterns of the detective story -- A cognitive evolutionary perspective : always historicize! -- Conclusion : why do we read (and write) fiction? Authors meet their readers -- Is this why we read fiction? surely, there is more to it!
Citation: Zunshine, Lisa. "Why we read fiction : theory of mind and the novel." Columbus : Ohio State University Press, 2006.
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