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Cognitive Approaches to Early Modern Spanish Literature

Isabel Jaen and Julien Jacques Simon


Cognitive Approaches to Early Modern Spanish Literature is the first anthology exploring human cognition and literature in the context of early modern Spanish culture. It includes the leading voices in the field, along with the main themes and directions that this important area of study has been producing. The book begins with an overview of the cognitive literary studies research that has been taking place within early modern Spanish studies over the last fifteen years. Section II traces the creation of self in the context of the novel, focusing on Cervantes’ Don Quixote in relation to the n ... More

Keywords: embodiment, performance, mind and literature, Cervantes, cognitive literary studies, comedia, empathy, intentionality, early modern Spanish studies

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190256555
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190256555.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Isabel Jaen, editor
Associate Professor of Spanish, Portland State University

Julien Jacques Simon, editor
Associate Professor of Spanish and French, Indiana University East

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Isabel Jaén and Julien J. Simon

Section I An Overview of Cognitive Approaches to Early Modern Spanish Literature

Section II The Creation of Self

Section III Embodied Cognition and Performance

Section IV Perceiving and Understanding Others

Section V Feeling and Ethics


Isabel Jaén

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