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作者 Crane, Mary Thomas
書名 Shakespeare's Brain : Reading with Cognitive Theory
出版項 Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2000
©2001
國際標準書號 9781400824007 (electronic bk.)
9780691069920
book jacket
說明 1 online resource (276 pages)
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附註 Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Shakespeare's Brain: Embodying the Author-Function -- Chapter 1 No Space Like Home: The Comedy of Errors -- Chapter 2 Theatrical Practice and the Ideologies of Status in As You Like It -- Chapter 3 Twelfth Night: Suitable Suits and the Cognitive Space Between -- Chapter 4 Cognitive Hamlet and the Name of Action -- Chapter 5 Male Pregnancy and Cognitive Permeability in Measure for Measure -- Chapter 6 Sound and Space in The Tempest -- Notes -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- V -- W
Here Mary Thomas Crane considers the brain as a site where body and culture meet to form the subject and its expression in language. Taking Shakespeare as her case study, she boldly demonstrates the explanatory power of cognitive theory--a theory which argues that language is produced by a reciprocal interaction of body and environment, brain and culture, and which refocuses attention on the role of the author in the making of meaning. Crane reveals in Shakespeare's texts a web of structures and categories through which meaning is created. The approach yields fresh insights into a wide range of his plays, including The Comedy of Errors, As You Like It, Twelfth Night, Hamlet, Measure for Measure, and The Tempest. Crane's cognitive reading traces the complex interactions of cultural and cognitive determinants of meaning as they play themselves out in Shakespeare's texts. She shows how each play centers on a word or words conveying multiple meanings (such as "act," "pinch," "pregnant," "villain and clown"), and how each cluster has been shaped by early modern ideological formations. The book also chronicles the playwright's developing response to the material conditions of subject formation in early modern England. Crane reveals that Shakespeare in his comedies first explored the social spaces within which the subject is formed, such as the home, class hierarchy, and romantic courtship. His later plays reveal a greater preoccupation with how the self is formed within the body, as the embodied mind seeks to make sense of and negotiate its physical and social environment
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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
鏈接 Print version: Crane, Mary Thomas Shakespeare's Brain : Reading with Cognitive Theory Princeton : Princeton University Press,c2000 9780691069920
主題 Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616 -- Criticism and interpretation.;Consciousness in literature.;Cognition in literature.;Brain -- Case studies
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Alt Author Crane, Mary Thomas Thomas
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