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The Resource Fictional minds, Alan Palmer

Fictional minds, Alan Palmer

Label
Fictional minds
Title
Fictional minds
Statement of responsibility
Alan Palmer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Fictional Minds suggests that readers understand novels primarily by following the functioning of the minds of characters in the novel story worlds. Despite the importance of this aspect of the reaching process traditional narrative theory does not include a complete and coherent theory of fictional minds."
  • "Readers create a continuing consciousness out of scattered references to a particular character and read this consciousness as an "embedded narrative" within the whole narrative of the novel. The combination of these embedded narratives forms the plot. This perspective on narrative enables us to explore hitherto neglected aspects of fictional minds such as dispositions, emotions, and action. It also highlights the social public and dialogic mind and the "mind beyond the skin." For example much of our thought is intermental, or joint, group or shared; even our identity is to an extent socially distributed."
  • "Fictional minds analyzes constructions of characters' minds in the fictional texts of a wide range of authors, from Aphra Behn and Henry Fielding to Evelyn Waugh and Thomas Pynchon. In its innovative and groundbreaking explorations, this interdisciplinary project also makes substantial use of "real-mind" disciplines such as philosophy, psychology, psycholinguistics, and cognitive science."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Palmer, Alan
Dewey number
809.3/927
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PN3383.C4
LC item number
P35 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Frontiers of narrative
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fiction
  • Characters and characteristics in literature
  • Intellect in literature
Label
Fictional minds, Alan Palmer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [249]-261) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
53020339
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 275 pages
Isbn
9780803237438
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003019700
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Fictional minds, Alan Palmer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [249]-261) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
53020339
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 275 pages
Isbn
9780803237438
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003019700
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

Library Locations

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