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Title The aesthetic illusion in literature and the arts / edited by Tomáš Koblížek
Published New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2017


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Contents Cover; Half Title; Series; Title; Copyright; Contents; Figures; Contributors; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. The aesthetic illusion: The beginnings of themodern debate; 2. Today debate; 3. The present volume; Note; References; Part One Illusion and Media; 1 Aesthetic Illusion(s)?: Toward a Media-Conscious Theory of Media-Elicited Immersion as a Transmedial Phenomenon ; 1. The problem of aesthetic illusion from a transmedial point of view: One phenomenon with variations across media or individu
2. Preliminary theoretical remarks: The nature of aesthetic illusion and the six principles informing illusionist works (as de2.1 Definition of aesthetic illusion; 2.2 The nature of aesthetic illusion; 2.3 Factors contributing to aesthetic illusion; 2.4 Typical features of illusionist representations and the principles of illusion-making: The case of fiction; 2.5 Criteria of transmedial comparison and methodology; 3. The medial profile of fiction and its relevance to eliciting aesthetic illusion; 4. The medial profile of feature film and its relevance to eliciting aesthetic illusion
5. The medial profile of visual art (painting) and its relevance to eliciting aesthetic illusion6. Results: Aesthetic illusion(s)?-elements of a transmedial theory of aesthetic illusion and perspectives of future research; Notes; References; 2 More than Meets the Eye: Layers of Artistic Representation ; Note; References; 3 Mediating Immediacy; 1. Terms and cases; 2. Illusions: Forgeries; 3. Illusion: Literary dummies and fiction; 4. Triggers of immediacy; 5. Literary illusions?; 6. Immediacy: Functions; 7. A comment on self-awareness and self-oblivion; Notes; References
4 Neither Here nor There, but Now: Film Experience and the Aesthetic Illusion 1. Introduction: The Zhivago case; 2. Aesthetic illusion in pictures; 3. Aesthetic illusion in films; 4. The claim of presentness; 5. The imagined observer hypothesis; 6. Conclusion: Back to Zhivago; Notes; References; Part Two Illusion and the Mind; 5 Reading for the Mind: Aesthetic Illusion, Fictional Characters, and the Role of Interpretation ; 1. Introduction; 2. Characters, "twofoldness," and the character-centered illusion; 3. Negotiating meaning in character engagements
3.1 Narratology, mind-reading, and interpretation3.2 Interpretive strategies; 4. Conclusion: A cognitive workout?; Notes; References; 6 A Puzzle of Fiction and Cognitive Impenetrability; 1. Introduction; 2. The paradox; 3. How bad is the situation?; 4. Alief and belief; 5. Illusions and cognitive architecture; 6. Cognitive illusions; 7. Cognitive impenetrability; 8. And fiction?; Notes; References; 7 Illusion, Distance, and Appropriation; 1. Preliminaries; 2. Putative facts; 3. Corroboration and interest; 4. Justifiability; 5. Characters; 6. Two movements; 7. A definition; 8. Consequences
Summary "The notion of aesthetic illusion relates to a number of art forms and media. Defined as a pleasurable mental state that emerges during the reception of texts and artefacts, it amounts to the reader's or viewer's sense of having entered the represented world while at the same time keeping a distance from it. Aesthetic Illusion in Literature and the Arts is an in-depth study of the main questions surrounding this experience of art as reality. Beginning with an introduction providing historical background to modern discussions of illusion, it deals with a wide range of theoretical issues. The collection explores the nature and function of the aesthetic illusion as well as the role of affect and emotion, the implications of aesthetic illusion for the theory of fiction, the variable forms of aesthetic illusion and its relationship to other components of aesthetic response. Aesthetic Illusion in Literature and the Arts brings together a team of scholars from philosophy, literature and art and presents an interdisciplinary examination of a concept lying at the heart of contemporary aesthetics."--Bloomsbury Publishing
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Illusion in literature.
Aesthetics, Modern.
Aesthetics in literature.
Arts -- Themes, motives
Philosophy: aesthetics.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Semiotics & Theory.
Aesthetics in literature
Aesthetics, Modern
Arts -- Themes, motives
Illusion in literature
Illusion Motiv
Form Electronic book
Author Koblížek, Tomáš, editor
ISBN 9781350032590