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Author Caracciolo, Marco
Title The Experientiality of Narrative : An Enactivist Approach
Imprint Berlin/Boston : De Gruyter, Inc., 2014
©2014
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Descript 1 online resource (245 pages)
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Series Narratologia Ser. ; v.43
Narratologia Ser
Note Intro -- Contents -- 0 Introduction -- 0.1 Out of Which Hat -- 0.2 Why Experience, and Why This Book -- 0.3 Why This Book Is Not an Empirical Study -- 0.4 Cognitive Science: A Thumbnail Sketch -- 0.4.1 From Computational Models to Enactivism -- 0.4.2 Conceptual Thought and Embodiment -- 0.4.3 The Self, Folk Psychology, and Phenomenology -- 0.5 Outline of Chapters -- Part I: Notes for a Theory of Experientiality -- 1 Not So Easy: Representation, Experience, Expression -- 1.1 From Representation to Expression -- 1.2 On Characters' Experiences -- 1.3 Expressive Devices -- 2 The Existential Burn: Storytelling and the Background -- 2.1 The Network of Experientiality -- 2.2 Focus on the Experiential Background -- 2.2.3 Opening Moves -- 2.2.3 Mapping the Background -- 2.2.3 Narrative and the Background -- 3 Experience, Interaction, and Play in Julio Cortázar's Hopscotch -- 3.1 Dewey and Winnicott on Experience -- 3.2 A Third Possibility -- 3.3 Other Paths: Beyond Vertical Transcendence -- 3.4 Bringing the Strands Together -- Part II: From Experiential Traces to Fictional Consciousnesses -- 4 Blind Reading: Bodily and Perceptual Responses to Narrative -- 4.1 The Enactivist Theory of Experience -- 4.2 Enacting Narrative Space -- 4.3 Enacting Characters' Bodily-Perceptual Experiences -- 4.4 Enacting Qualia Through Metaphorical Language -- 5 Fictional Consciousnesses: From Attribution to Enactment -- 5.1 Consciousness-Attribution -- 5.2 Enacting Benjy: A Slow-Motion Analysis -- 5.3 Consciousness-Enactment -- 5.3.1 What Is Consciousness-Enactment? -- 5.3.2 Triggers of Consciousness-Enactment -- 5.3.3 Mental Simulation as the Cognitive Basis for Consciousness- Enactment -- 6 Fictional Consciousnesses: Self-Narratives and Intersubjectivity -- 6.1 Narrative Selves? -- 6.2 Focus on Self-Narratives
6.3 Engaging with Characters: Between Primary and Secondary Intersubjectivity -- 6.4 Readers and Characters in Ian McEwan's On Chesil Beach: A Case Study -- Part III: Embodied Engagements and Their Effects -- 7 Embodiment, Virtuality, and Meaning in Readers' Reconstruction of Narrative Space -- 7.1 From Mental Simulation to Fictionalization -- 7.2 Fictional Anchors: Forster's Deputy Focalizor and "Strict" Focalization -- 7.3 Virtual Presences: "Empty Center" and Aperspectival Texts -- 7.4 A Scale of Fictionalization -- 7.5 The Embodied Self and Beckett's Company -- 8 Mental Myopia: Narrative Patterns and Experiential Texture in Vladimir Nabokov's The Defense -- 8.1 From Chess Consciousness to Experiential Blindness -- 8.2 The Moves of His Life -- 8.3 Beyond? -- 8.4 Three Functions of Narrative: Overreading The Defense -- 9 Conclusion: Where to Go from Here? -- Works Cited -- Index
How do readers experience literary narrative? Drawing on narrative theory, cognitive science, and the philosophy of mind, this book offers a principled account of the dynamics underlying readers' responses to narrative. Through its interdisciplinary approach,this study combines close readings of literary texts and theoretical discussion in ways that shed light on the deep connection between narrative, literary fiction, and human experience
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Caracciolo, Marco The Experientiality of Narrative : An Enactivist Approach Berlin/Boston : De Gruyter, Inc.,c2014 9783110278170
Subject Books and reading.;Experiential learning.;Narration (Rhetoric) -- Philosophy.;Reader-response criticism
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