LINGUIST List 31.3784

Wed Dec 09 2020

Books: Poetry in the Mind: Gavins

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Date: 16-Nov-2020
From: Anna Glazier <Anna.Glaziereup.ed.ac.uk>
Subject: Poetry in the Mind: Gavins
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Title: Poetry in the Mind
Subtitle: The Cognition of Contemporary Poetic Style
Published: 2020
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
                www.edinburghuniversitypress.com

Book URL: https://edinburghuniversitypress.com/book-poetry-in-the-mind.html

Author: Joann Gavins
Electronic: ISBN: 9781474420723 Pages: 192 Price: U.K. £ 85
Electronic: ISBN: 9781474420716 Pages: 192 Price: U.K. £ 85
Hardback: ISBN: 9781474420709 Pages: 192 Price: U.K. £ 85
Abstract:

Demonstrates how a broad range of cognitive approaches can enhance our analysis and understanding of poetry

*Offers practical analyses of a range of 21st century poems including Crates by Jo Bell, Evening by Simon Armitage, 1801 by Sinead Morrissey, Hearsay by John Burnside, Song of a Stone by Alice Oswald and End Timesby Kate Tempest

*Examines cutting edge concepts in cognition, such as world-building, conceptual integration, embodiment, and distributed cognition

*Develops our understanding of key notions in poetics such as poetic metre, performance, metaphor and intertextuality

Joanna Gavins presents some of the newest and most influential ideas in cognitive psychology and cognitive linguistics through clearly explained, practical analyses of the work of some of the most popular and celebrated poets currently writing in the British Isles. Through analysis of works by Jo Bell, Simon Armitage, Sinead Morrissey, John Burnside, Alice Oswald and Kate Tempest she demonstrates the practical use of cognitive frameworks as a means of understanding poetry and its effects. Gavins examines cutting edge concepts in cognition including world-building, conceptual integration, embodiment, and distributed cognition and develops our understanding of key notions in poetics such as poetic metre, performance, metaphor and intertextuality.

Each chapter of the book addresses a central poetic notion or feature of poetic style from an innovative cognitive perspective, shedding new light on established ideas about poetic creativity and language.

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                            Ling & Literature

Written In: English (eng)

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