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Author Winkelman, Michael A.

Title A cognitive approach to John Donne's songs and sonnets / Michael A. Winkelman
Published New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Cognitive Studies in Literature and Performance
Cognitive studies in literature and performance.
Contents Introduction: Love sometimes would contemplate, sometimes do -- My verse, the strict map of my misery: Of metaphors and mindscapes -- The composing of A jeat ring sent; or Donne as thinker and imaginator -- A lecture, love, in loves philosophy: Donne's illuminating anatomizations -- John Donne, Anne Donne, vn-done? a biocultural reassessment of their scandalous marriage -- Firme substantial love: Donne's penetrating observations -- The very ecstasy of love: prescriptions for bliss in Irvine Welsh and John Donne -- Sighs and tears: biological costly signals and Donne's "whining po√ętry" -- "Verse that drawes natures workes, from natures law"; or, Prolegomenon to a Darwinian defence of literature -- Conclusion: Why cognitive science matters now
Summary Investigations into how the brain actually works have led to remarkable discoveries of late, and these findings carry profound implications for interpreting literature. John Donne's probing insights, expressed in his unique Metaphysical style, make his amorous verse a ripe subject for cognitive analysis. This study applies recent breakthroughs from neuroscience and evolutionary psychology in order to deepen our understanding of "Songs and Sonnets". By applying findings from neurolinguistics to Donne's work, Michael Winkleman presents a test case for the cognitive interpretation of verse and, more broadly, advances the case of New Humanism
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Donne, John, 1572-1631 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Cognition in literature.
Philosophy of mind in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1137348747 (electronic bk.)
9781137348746 (electronic bk.)