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Title: The Emergence of Mind
Subtitle: Representations of Consciousness in Narrative Discourse in English
Edited By: David Herman
URL: http://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/product/Emergence-of-Mind,674743.aspx
Series Title: Frontiers of Narrative
Description:

From Chaucer's Pardoner to Eliot's Edward Casaubon, from Behn's Oroonoko to
Woolf's Clarissa Dalloway--the multifarious perceptions, inferences,
memories, attitudes, and emotions of such characters are in some cases as
vividly familiar to us readers as those of the living, breathing
individuals we know from our own day-to-day experiences in the world at
large. Equally diverse are the investigative frameworks that have been
developed to study such fictional minds, their operations and qualities,
and the narrative means used to portray them. "The Emergence of Mind"
provides new perspectives on the strategies used to represent minds in
stories and suggests the variety of analytic approaches that illuminate
those strategies.

In this interdisciplinary and groundbreaking collection of essays,
distinguished scholars such as Monika Fludernik, Alan Palmer, and Lisa
Zunshine examine trends in the representation of consciousness in
English-language narrative discourse from 700 to the present. Tracing
commonalities and differences in the portrayal of fictional minds over
virtually the entire time span during which narrative discourse in English
has been written and read, "The Emergence of Mind" will have a lasting
impact on literary studies, narratology, and other fields.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
History of Linguistics
Ling & Literature
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0803211171
ISBN-13: 9780803211179
Pages: 328
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