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Title Experiencing fictional worlds / edited by Benedict Neurohr, Lizzie Stewart-Shaw, University of Nottingham.
Imprint Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2019]

Series Linguistic approaches to literature (LAL), 1569-3112 ; volume 32.
Linguistic approaches to literature ; v. 32.
Subject Literature -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
Imaginary places in literature.
Alt Name Neurohr, Benedict,
Stewart-Shaw, Lizzie,
Description 1 online resource (ix, 228 pages).
polychrome rdacc
Note Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on February 15, 2019).
Summary "Experiencing Fictional Worlds is not only the title of this book, but a challenge to reveal exactly what makes the "experience" of literature. This volume presents contributions drawing upon a range of theories and frameworks based on the text-as-world metaphor. This text-world approach is fruitfully applied to a wide variety of text types, from poetry to genre-specific prose to children's story-books. This book investigates how fictional worlds are built and updated, how context affects the conceptualisation of text-worlds, and how emotions are elicited in these processes. The diverse analyses of this volume apply and develop approaches such as Text World Theory, reader-response studies, and pedagogical stylistics, among other broader cognitive and linguistic frameworks. Experiencing Fictional Worlds aligns with other cutting-edge research on language conceptualisation in fields including cognitive linguistics, stylistics, narratology, and literary criticism. This volume will be relevant to anyone with interests in language and literature"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Chapter 1: Introduction / Benedict Neurohr and Lizzie Stewart-Shaw. Part 1: Foundations of fictional worlds. Chapter 2: Immersion and emergence in children's literature / Peter Stockwell -- Chapter 3: A predictive coding approach to text world theory / Benedict Neurohr -- World-building as cognitive feedback loop / Ernestine Lahey -- Part 2: Forming fictional worlds. Experiencing horrible worlds / Lizzie Stewart-Shaw -- Framing the narrative: the "fictive publisher" as a bridge builder between intra- and extratextual world / Natalia Igl -- Constructing inferiority through comic characterisation: self-deprecating humour and cringe comedy in High Fidelity and Bridget Jones's Diary / Agnes Marszalek -- Cognitive grammar and reconstrual: re-experiencing Margaret Atwood's "The freeze-dried groom" / Chloe Harrison and Louise Nuttall -- Part 3: Fictional worlds in context. Immersive reading and the unnatural text-worlds of "Dead fish" / Jessica Norledge -- Experiencing literature in the poetry classroom / Marcello Giovanelli -- Sharing fiction: a text-world approach to storytime / Sarah Jackson.
ISBN 9027263035
9789027263032 (electronic book)
9789027202017 (hardcover)
OCLC # 1083673932
Additional Format Print version: Experiencing fictional worlds. Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2019] 9789027202017 (DLC) 2018045332.

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