The Emergence of Mind: Representations of Consciousness in by David Herman

By David Herman

From Chaucer’s Pardoner to Eliot’s Edward Casaubon, from Behn’s Oroonoko to Woolf’s Clarissa Dalloway—the multifarious perceptions, inferences, thoughts, attitudes, and feelings of such characters are now and again as vividly conventional to us readers as these of the residing, respiring members we all know from our personal day by day studies on this planet at huge. both assorted are the investigative frameworks which were built to check such fictional minds, their operations and features, and the narrative potential used to painting them. The Emergence of Mind presents new views at the thoughts used to symbolize minds in tales and suggests the range of analytic ways that light up these strategies.

In this interdisciplinary and groundbreaking choice of essays, distinct students resembling Monika Fludernik, Alan Palmer, and Lisa Zunshine study traits within the illustration of realization in English-language narrative discourse from seven hundred to the current. Tracing commonalities and ameliorations within the portrayal of fictional minds over almost the full time span within which narrative discourse in English has been written and skim, The Emergence of Mind may have an enduring influence on literary experiences, narratology, and different fields.

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