Cognitive Poetics: Comprehension

I am near to completing my reading and response to Cognitive Poetics: An Introduction and Cognitive Poetics in Practice, a project I began about five years ago. It seems like a long time to take with two books that likely serve as textbooks for a semester course. But my intention has been to engage with cognitive poetics deeply and thoroughly, and to that end there is no substitute for time. If I had encountered cognitive poetics in a university course, I would have probably read the entire textbook in a few months but still would have taken several years to integrate it into my writing as I have. Now as I approach the final chapters, I am looking forward to reading more recent work in the field, including Text World Theory and Keats’ Poetry by Marcello Giovanelli and Cognitive Literary Science: Dialogues between Literature and Cognition edited by Michael Burke and Emily Troscianko. But before I get ahead of myself, I need to respond to the penultimate chapters by Peter Stockwell and Chatherine Emmott on […]