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The Resource Paleopoetics : the evolution of the preliterate imagination, Christopher Collins

Paleopoetics : the evolution of the preliterate imagination, Christopher Collins

Label
Paleopoetics : the evolution of the preliterate imagination
Title
Paleopoetics
Title remainder
the evolution of the preliterate imagination
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Collins
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Christopher Collins introduces an exciting new field of research traversing evolutionary biology, anthropology, archaeology, cognitive psychology, linguistics, neuroscience, and literary study. Paleopoetics maps the selective processes that originally shaped the human genus millions of years ago and prepared the human brain to play, imagine, empathize, and engage in fictive thought as mediated by language. A manifestation of the "cognitive turn" in the humanities, Paleopoetics calls for a broader, more integrated interpretation of the reading experience, one that restores our connection to the ancient methods of thought production still resonating within us. Speaking with authority on the scientific aspects of cognitive poetics, Collins proposes reading literature using cognitive skills that predate language and writing. These include the brain's capacity to perceive the visible world, store its images, and retrieve them later to form simulated mental events. Long before humans could share stories through speech, they perceived, remembered, and imagined their own inner narratives. Drawing on a wide range of evidence, Collins builds an evolutionary bridge between humans' development of sensorimotor skills and their achievement of linguistic cognition, bringing current scientific perspective to such issues as the structure of narrative, the distinction between metaphor and metonymy, the relation of rhetoric to poetics, the relevance of performance theory to reading, the difference between orality and writing, and the nature of play and imagination."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Collins, Christopher
Dewey number
809.1/9356
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1083.S43
LC item number
C65 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poetry
  • Literature and science
  • Cognition in literature
  • Poetics
  • Discourse analysis, Literary
  • Imagination in literature
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Cognition in literature
  • Discourse analysis, Literary
  • Imagination in literature
  • Literature and science
  • Poetics
  • Poetry
  • Literatur
  • Kognitive Poetik
  • Sprachentwicklung
Label
Paleopoetics : the evolution of the preliterate imagination, Christopher Collins
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-245) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The idea of a paleopoetics -- From dualities to dyands -- Play and instrumentality -- The world as we see it --Human communication : from pre-language to protolanguage -- Language : its prelinguistic inheritance -- The poetics of the verbal artifact -- Epilogue : the neopoetics of writing
Control code
894226947
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 251 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231531023
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
99973927147
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • cf4c5997-3f27-4d4d-86a9-2215fbddbed2
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)894226947
Label
Paleopoetics : the evolution of the preliterate imagination, Christopher Collins
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-245) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The idea of a paleopoetics -- From dualities to dyands -- Play and instrumentality -- The world as we see it --Human communication : from pre-language to protolanguage -- Language : its prelinguistic inheritance -- The poetics of the verbal artifact -- Epilogue : the neopoetics of writing
Control code
894226947
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 251 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231531023
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
99973927147
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt23k0rd
  • cf4c5997-3f27-4d4d-86a9-2215fbddbed2
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)894226947

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