Cognitive Approaches to Literature and Culture Series

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  1. Cinema, Slavery, and Brazilian Nationalism
    A unique contribution to film studies, Richard Gordon's Cinema, Slavery, and Brazilian Nationalism is the first full-length book on Brazilian films about slavery. By studying Brazilian films released between 1976 and 2005, Gordon... Learn More
    Published: 1st November 2015
    Paperback | £21.99
  2. Cosmopolitan Minds
    During World War II and the early Cold War period, factors such as race, gender, sexual orientation, or class made a number of American writers feel marginalized in U.S. society. Cosmopolitan Minds focuses on a core of transnational... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 2015
    Paperback | £20.99
  3. Literature and Social Justice
    Can reading social protest novels actually produce a more just world? Literature and Social Justice offers a scientifically informed, evidence-based affirmative answer to that crucial question, arguing that literature has the... Learn More
    Published: 1st November 2014
    Paperback | £28.99
  4. On Anger
    Anger is an emotion that affects everyone regardless of culture, class, race, or gender—but at the same time, being angry always results from the circumstances in which people find themselves. In On Anger, Sue J. Kim opens a... Learn More
    Published: 1st November 2014
    Paperback | £20.99
  5. Cognitive Literary Studies
    Over the past decade, our understanding of the cognition of literature has been transformed by scientific discoveries, such as the mirror neuron system and its role in empathy. Addressing questions such as why we care so deeply... Learn More
    Published: 1st April 2013
    Paperback | £22.99
  6. Analyzing World Fiction
    Why are many readers drawn to stories that texture ethnic experiences and identities other than their own? How do authors such as Salman Rushdie and Maxine Hong Kingston, or filmmakers in Bollywood or Mexico City produce complex... Learn More
    Published: 1st December 2012
    Paperback | £26.99
  7. Of Space and Mind
    Chicano/a fiction is often understood as a literature of resistance to the dominant U.S. Anglo culture and society. But reducing this rich literary production to a single, binary opposition distorts it in fundamental ways. It... Learn More
    Published: 15th May 2012
    Paperback | £20.99
  8. Toward a Cognitive Theory of Narrative Acts
    Toward a Cognitive Theory of Narrative Acts brings together in one volume cutting-edge research that turns to recent findings in cognitive and neurobiological sciences, psychology, linguistics, philosophy, and evolutionary biology,... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 2011
    Paperback | £26.99
  9. Literature, Analytically Speaking
    In a new approach to interdisciplinary literary theory, Literature, Analytically Speaking integrates literary studies with analytic aesthetics, girded by neo-Darwinian evolution. Scrutinizing narrative fiction through a lens provided... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 2011
    Paperback | £20.99
  10. The Neural Imagination
    Art and technology have been converging rapidly in the past few years; an important example of this convergence is the alliance of neuroscience with aesthetics, which has produced the new field of neuroaesthetics.Irving Massey... Learn More
    Published: 15th November 2010
    Paperback | £20.99
  11. Multicultural Comics
    Multicultural Comics: From Zap to Blue Beetle is the first comprehensive look at comic books by and about race and ethnicity. The thirteen essays tease out for the general reader the nuances of how such multicultural comics skillfully... Learn More
    Published: 15th September 2010
    Hardback | £47.00
    Paperback | £20.99
  12. Understanding Indian Movies
    Indian movies are among the most popular in the world. However, despite increased availability and study, these films remain misunderstood and underappreciated in much of the English-speaking world, in part for cultural reasons.In... Learn More
    Published: 1st August 2009
    Paperback | £24.99
  13. Your Brain on Latino Comics
    Though the field of comic book studies has burgeoned in recent years, Latino characters and creators have received little attention. Putting the spotlight on this vibrant segment, Your Brain on Latino Comics illuminates the world... Learn More
    Published: 1st June 2009
    Paperback | £24.99