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Books: Experiencing Fictional Worlds: Neurohr, Stewart-Shaw (eds.)

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Date: 01-Mar-2019
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Experiencing Fictional Worlds: Neurohr, Stewart-Shaw (eds.)
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Title: Experiencing Fictional Worlds
Series Title: Linguistic Approaches to Literature 32
Published: 2019
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/lal.32

Editor: Benedict Neurohr
Editor: Lizzie Stewart-Shaw
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027263032 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027263032 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027263032 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027202017 Pages: 228 Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027202017 Pages: 228 Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027202017 Pages: 228 Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Abstract:

"Experiencing Fictional Worlds" is not only the title of this book, but a challenge to reveal exactly what makes the “experience” of literature. This volume presents contributions drawing upon a range of theories and frameworks based on the text-as-world metaphor. This text-world approach is fruitfully applied to a wide variety of text types, from poetry to genre-specific prose to children’s story-books.

This book investigates how fictional worlds are built and updated, how context affects the conceptualisation of text-worlds, and how emotions are elicited in these processes. The diverse analyses of this volume apply and develop approaches such as Text World Theory, reader-response studies, and pedagogical stylistics, among other broader cognitive and linguistic frameworks. "Experiencing Fictional Worlds" aligns with other cutting-edge research on language conceptualisation in fields including cognitive linguistics, stylistics, narratology, and literary criticism. This volume will be relevant to anyone with interests in language and literature.

Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature

Written In: English (eng)

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