The Resource Neopoetics : The Evolution of the Literate Imagination, Christopher Collins

Neopoetics : The Evolution of the Literate Imagination, Christopher Collins

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Neopoetics : The Evolution of the Literate Imagination
Title
Neopoetics
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The Evolution of the Literate Imagination
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Christopher Collins
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  • eng
  • eng
Summary
The quest to understand the evolution of the literary mind has become a fertile field of inquiry and speculation for scholars across literary studies and cognitive science. In Paleopoetics, Christopher Collins's acclaimed earlier title, he described how language emerged both as a communicative tool and as a means of fashioning other communicative tools—stories, songs, and rituals. In Neopoetics, Collins turns his attention to the cognitive evolution of the writing-ready brain. Further integrating neuroscience into the popular field of cognitive poetics, he adds empirical depth to our study of literary texts and verbal imagination and offers a whole new way to look at reading, writing, and creative expression. Collins begins Neopoetics with the early use of visual signs, first as reminders of narrative episodes and then as conventional symbols representing actual speech sounds. Next he examines the implications of written texts for the play of the auditory and visual imagination. To exemplify this long transition from oral to literate artistry, Collins examines a wide array of classical texts—from Homer and Hesiod to Plato and Aristotle and from the lyric innovations of Augustan Rome to the inner dialogues of St. Augustine. In this work of "big history," Collins demonstrates how biological and cultural evolution collaborated to shape both literature and the brain we use to read it
Cataloging source
DE-B1597
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Collins, Christopher
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other
LC call number
P99
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dictionaries
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De Gruyter
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  • Language and languages
  • Poetry
  • Semiotics
  • Visual pathways
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specialized
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Neopoetics : The Evolution of the Literate Imagination, Christopher Collins
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Five. Poets’ Play and Plato’s Poetics
  • Six. Writing for the Voice
  • Seven. Writing and the Reading Mind
  • Epilogue. Poetics and the Making of the Modern Self
  • Appendix. Three Horatian Texts
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • One. Innovating Ourselves
  • Two. Narrative Memory
  • Three. The Dancing, Singing Daughters of Memory
  • Four. Visual Instruments of Memory
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1 online resource
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online
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9780231542883
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.7312/coll17686
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)478139
  • (OCoLC)950751142
  • (OCoLC)979739692
  • (DE-B1597)9780231542883
Label
Neopoetics : The Evolution of the Literate Imagination, Christopher Collins
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Five. Poets’ Play and Plato’s Poetics
  • Six. Writing for the Voice
  • Seven. Writing and the Reading Mind
  • Epilogue. Poetics and the Making of the Modern Self
  • Appendix. Three Horatian Texts
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • One. Innovating Ourselves
  • Two. Narrative Memory
  • Three. The Dancing, Singing Daughters of Memory
  • Four. Visual Instruments of Memory
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231542883
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.7312/coll17686
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)478139
  • (OCoLC)950751142
  • (OCoLC)979739692
  • (DE-B1597)9780231542883

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