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Cognitive Psychology

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Cognitive approaches to literature

  • Barthes, R. (1988). From Work to Text. In R. Barthes, Image-Music-Text (pp. 155-164; S. Heath, Trans.). New York: Hill.
  • Blanchot, M. (1982). Reading. In M. Blanchot, The Space of Literature (pp. 191-197; A. Smock, Trans). Lincoln: U of Nebraska Press.
  • Bortulussi, M. and Dixon, P. (2003). Psychonarratology: Foundations for the Empirical Study of Literary Response. New York: Cambridge UP.
  • Crane, M. and Richardson, A. (1999, June). Literary Studies and Cognitive Science: Toward a New Interdisciplinarity. Mosaic: A Journal for the Comparitive Study of Literature, 32, 123-140.
  • Dames, N. (2004). Wave-Theories and Affective Physiologies: The Cognitive Strain in Victorian Novel Theories. Victorian Studies, 46(2), 206-216. Object for Study

  • Elfenbein, A. (2006). Cognitive Science and the History of Reading. PMLA 121(2), 484 — 500. Transliteracies Research Report Transliteracies Research Report
  • Harker, W. John. (1996). Toward a Defensible Psychology of Literary Interpretation. In R. J. Kreuz and M.S. Macnealy (Eds), Empirical Approaches to Literature and Aesthetics. Norwood, NJ: Ablex.
  • Gerrig, R. J. (2003). Experiencing Narrative Worlds: On the Psychological Activities of Reading. New Haven: Yale UP.
  • Zwaan, R. A. (1993). Aspects of Literary Comprehension: A Cognitive Approach. Amsterdam: Benjamins.


  • Chomsky, Noam. (2000) New Horizons in the Study of Language and Mind. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

  • Crocker, M.W., Pickering, M. Clifton, C. (Eds). (2000). Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing. New York: Cambridge University Press.

  • Downing, P., Lima, S. & Noonan, M. (Eds). (1992). The Linguistics of Literacy. Philadelphia: J. Benjamins Publishing Co.

  • Ram, A. & Moorman, K. (1999). Understanding Language Understanding: Computational Models of Reading. Cambridge: MIT Press.

  • Rodriguez, R. & Alexander, J. (2004). A Proposal for a Hypertext- or Cyber-Linguistics. Forma y Funcion (17), 207-217.

  • Rosenblatt, L.M. (2005). Making Meaning with Texts: Selected Essays. Portsmouth: Heinemann.

Other cognitive theories

  • Csikszentmihalyi, M. (1991). Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience. New York: HarperPerennial. Object for Study

  • Herdman, C. M. (1999). Research on Visual Word Recognition: From Verbal Learning to Parallel Distributed Processing. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 53(4), 269-272. Object for Study.

  • Marks, L. (2002). Touch: Sensuous Theory and Multisensory Media. Minneapolis: Univ of Minnesota Press. Transliteracies Research Report Transliteracies Research Report.
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