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Affective Narratology [electronic resource] : The Emotional Structure of Stories

By: Material type: Computer fileComputer filePublication details: Lincoln : UNP - Nebraska, 2011.ISBN:
  • 9780803237735
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: Affective Narratology : The Emotional Structure of StoriesDDC classification:
  • 808.036
LOC classification:
  • P302.7 .H648 2011
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Contents:
Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Before Stories: Emotional Time and Anna Karenina; 2. Stories and Works: From Ancient Egypt to Postmodernism; 3. Universal Narrative Prototypes: Sacrifice, Heroism, and Romantic Love; 4. Cross-Cultural Minor Genres: Attachment, Lust, Revenge, and Criminal Justice; AfterwordStories and the Training of Sensibility; Notes; Works Cited; Index
Summary: Stories engage our emotions. We've known this at least since the days of Plato and Aristotle. What this book helps us to understand now is how our own emotions fundamentally organize and orient stories. In light of recent cognitive research and wide reading in different narrative traditions, Patrick Colm Hogan argues that the structure of stories is a systematic product of human emotion systems. Examining the ways in which incidents, events, episodes, plots, and genres are a function of emotional processes, he demonstrates that emotion systems are absolutely crucial for understanding stor
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Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Before Stories: Emotional Time and Anna Karenina; 2. Stories and Works: From Ancient Egypt to Postmodernism; 3. Universal Narrative Prototypes: Sacrifice, Heroism, and Romantic Love; 4. Cross-Cultural Minor Genres: Attachment, Lust, Revenge, and Criminal Justice; AfterwordStories and the Training of Sensibility; Notes; Works Cited; Index

Stories engage our emotions. We've known this at least since the days of Plato and Aristotle. What this book helps us to understand now is how our own emotions fundamentally organize and orient stories. In light of recent cognitive research and wide reading in different narrative traditions, Patrick Colm Hogan argues that the structure of stories is a systematic product of human emotion systems. Examining the ways in which incidents, events, episodes, plots, and genres are a function of emotional processes, he demonstrates that emotion systems are absolutely crucial for understanding stor