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4E Cognition and Eighteenth-Century Fiction: How the Novel Found its Feet

Karin Kukkonen


The early novel developed modes of writing that are considered gripping and immersive, because they foreground physical states, meaningful gestures, and emotional excitement. This monograph shows how these changes relate to “embodied” and “enactive” cognition, “embed” themselves into the cultural and material contexts, and “extend” readers’ thoughts. In an investigation of works from Eliza Haywood, Charlotte Lennox, Sarah Fielding, and Frances Burney, it traces the ways in which such “4E cognition” can contribute to a new perspective on stylistic and narrative changes in eighteenth-century fic ... More

Keywords: 4E cognition, eighteenth-century novel, rise of the novel, cognitive literary studies, narratology, stylistics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190913045
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190913045.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Karin Kukkonen, author
Associate Professor, Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages, University of Oslo