Vermeule draws upon recent research in cognitive science to understand the mental processes underlying human social interactions without sacrificing solid literary criticism. People interested in literary theory, in cognitive analyses of the arts, and in Darwinian approaches to human culture will find much to ponder in Why Do We Care about Literary Characters?Blakey Vermeule wonders how readers become involved in the lives of fictional characters, people they know do not exist. This book contributes to the emerging field of evolutionary literary criticism.
|Title||:||Why Do We Care about Literary Characters?|
|Publisher||:||JHU Press - 2011-02-01|