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Experiencing narrative worlds : on the psychological activities of reading

Author: Richard J Gerrig
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What does it mean to be transported by a narrative -- to create a world inside one's head? How do experiences of narrative worlds alter our experience of the real world? In this book Richard Gerrig integrates insights from cognitive psychology and from research in linguistics, philosophy, and literary criticism to provide a cohesive account of what have most often been treated as isolated aspects of narrative  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard J Gerrig
ISBN: 0300054343 9780300054347
OCLC Number: 27150550
Description: xi, 273 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Two Metaphors for the Experience of Narrative Worlds --
2. Inferential Aspects of Performance --
3. Participatory Responses --
4. Language Use in Narrative Worlds --
5. Some Consequences of Being Transported --
6. Narrative Information and Real-World Judgments.
Other Titles: On the psychological activities of reading
Responsibility: Richard J. Gerrig.

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What does it mean to be transported by a narrative -- to create a world inside one's head? How do experiences of narrative worlds alter our experience of the real world? In this book Richard Gerrig integrates insights from cognitive psychology and from research in linguistics, philosophy, and literary criticism to provide a cohesive account of what have most often been treated as isolated aspects of narrative experience. Drawing on examples from Tolstoi to Toni Morrison, Gerrig offers new analyses of some classic problems in the study of narrative. He discusses the ways in which we are cognitively equipped to tackle fictional and nonfictional narratives; how thought and emotion interact when we experience narrative; how narrative information influences judgments in the real world; and the reasons we can feel the same excitement and suspense when we reread a book as when we read it for the first time. Gerrig also explores the ways we enhance the experience of narratives, through finding solutions to textual dilemmas, enjoying irony at the expense of the characters in narrative, and applying a wide range of interpretive techniques to discover meanings concealed by and from authors. -- Description from http://yalepress.yale.edu (Dec. 16, 2011).

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