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Journal Title: Scientific Study of Literature
Volume/Issue:   2 / 1
Date: 2012
Table of Contents: 2012. iv, 164 pp.


Graphing Jane Austen: Agonistic structure in British novels of the nineteenth century
Joseph Carroll, John A. Johnson, Jonathan Gottschall and Daniel Kruger

Genre or artistic merit?: The effect of literature on personality
Maja Djikic, Keith Oatley and Matthew Carland

Emotion and transportation into fact and fiction
Melanie C. Green, Christopher Chatham and Marc A. Sestir

The value of poetry writing: Cross-genre literacy development in a second language
Atsushi Iida

Flexibility in reading literature: Differences between good and poor adolescent readers
Tanja Janssen, Martine Braaksma, Gert Rijlaarsdam and Huub van den Bergh

Revoicings and devoicings: Requests, confessions and acts of violence in three “industrial” novels
Fang Li and David Kellogg

Transportation, need for cognition, and affective disposition as factors in enjoyment of film narratives
Bradford Owen and Matt Riggs

Same story, different attitude: Do different processes in narrative persuasion influence general and personal evaluations?
Rose Thompson and Geoffrey Haddock
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Ling & Literature
Cognitive Science
Subject Language(s): Dutch
LL Issue: 23.3612