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Fri Feb 17 2012

Books: Cognitive Science/Linguistics and Literature: Gibbons

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Date: 16-Feb-2012
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Subject: Multimodality, Cognition, and Experimental Literature: Gibbons
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Title: Multimodality, Cognition, and Experimental Literature Series Title: Routledge Studies in Multimodality Published: 2011 Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)

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Author: Alison Gibbons Hardback: ISBN: 9780415873611 Pages: 260 Price: U.K. £ 80.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9780415873611 Pages: 260 Price: U.S. $ 125.00

Since the turn of the millennium, there has seen an increase in the inclusion oftypography, graphics and illustration in fiction. This book engages with visualand multimodal devices in twenty-first century literature, exploring canonicalauthors like Mark Z. Danielewski and Jonathan Safran Foer alongsideexperimental fringe writers such as Steve Tomasula, to uncover an embodiedtextual aesthetics in the information age. Bringing together multimodality andcognition in an innovative study of how readers engage with challengingliterature, this book makes a significant contribution to the debates surroundingmultimodal design and multimodal reading. Drawing on cognitive linguistics,cognitive psychology, neuroscience, semiotics, visual perception, visualcommunication, and multimodal analysis, Gibbons provides a sophisticated setof critical tools for analysing the cognitive impact of multimodal literature.

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science                             Ling & Literature                             Psycholinguistics
Written In: English (eng)

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