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Narrative, Emotion, and Insight

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ISBN-10: 0271048581

ISBN-13: 9780271048581

Edition: 2011

Authors: No�l Carroll, John Gibson

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Description:

While narrative has been one of the liveliest and most productive areas of research in literary theory, discussions of the nature of emotional responses to art and of the cognitive value of art tend to concentrate almost exclusively on the problem of fiction: How can we emote over or learn from fictions? Narrative, Emotion, and Insight explores what would happen if aestheticians framed the matter differently, having narratives--rather than fictional characters and events--as the object of emotional and cognitive attention. The book thus opens up new possibilities for approaching questions about the ethical, educative, and cultural value of art. The nine essays in this volume introduce the study of narrative to contemporary aesthetics.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Pennsylvania State University Press
Publication date: 7/31/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Life, Fiction, and Narrative
Telling Stories: Narration, Emotion, and Insight in Memento
Philosophical Insight, Emotion, and Popular Fiction: The Case of Sunset Boulevard
Thick Narratives
Narrative, Emotions, and Autonomy
Narrative Rehearsal, Expression, and Goethe's "Wandrers Nachtlied II"
Rubber Ring: Why Do We Listen to Sad Songs?
Discovery Plots in Tragedy
Imagination, Fiction, and Documentary
List of Contributors
Index