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Journal Title: Scientific Study of Literature
Volume/Issue:   3 / 1
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: 2013. iv, 168 pp.

Table of Contents

Editor’s introduction
Willie van Peer 1

What’s your problem? And how might we deepen it?
Brian Boyd 3 – 7

A rationale for evolutionary studies of literature
Joseph Carroll 8 – 15

Toward consilience, not literary Darwinism
Jonathan Gottschall 16 – 18

Extending Literary Darwinism: Culture and alternatives to adaptation
Jan Verpooten 19 – 27

Reading other minds: Effects of literature on empathy
Maja Djikic, Keith Oatley and Mihnea C. Moldoveanu 28 – 47

Exploring the metanarrative of the traditional literary critical essay
Laurie Grobman and Joanna K. Garner 48 – 76

Transportation into literary fiction reduces prejudice against and increases empathy for Arab-Muslims
Dan R. Johnson 77 – 92

The fluency of spoilers: Why giving away endings improves stories
Jonathan D. Leavitt and Nicholas J.S. Christenfeld 93 – 104

Using affective appraisal to help readers construct literary interpretations
Sarah Levine and William S. Horton 105 – 136

Action speaks louder than words: Empathy mainly modulates emotions from theory of mind-laden parts of a story
Mikkel Wallentin, Arndis Simonsen and Andreas Højlund Nielsen 137 – 153

Claassen, E. (2012). Author representations in literary reading
Reviewed by Gerhard Lauer 154 – 157

Hogan, P. C. (2003).The mind and its stories. Narrative universal and human emotion. Hogan, P. C. (2011). What literature teaches us about emotion. Hogan, P. C. (2011). Affective narratology. The emotional structure of stories
Reviewed by Willie van Peer 158 – 160

Ramachandran, V. S. (2011).The tell-tale brain: A neuroscientist’s quest for what makes us human
Reviewed by Willie van Peer 161 – 164

Schreier, M. (2012).Qualitative content analysis in practice
Reviewed by Cathelein Aaftink 165 – 168
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Ling & Literature
Cognitive Science
LL Issue: 24.2407