The seduction of fiction : a plea for putting emotions back into literary interpretation / Jean-Frandcois Vernay ; translated by Carolyne Lee.
Contributor(s): Lee, Carolyne [translator.].Material type: TextSeries: Palgrave studies in affect theory and literary criticism.Publisher: [S.l.] : Palgrave Macmillan, cop. 2016Description: xxv, 96 str. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9783319394527.Subject(s): Literature | Fiction -- History and criticism | Psychology in literature | Literary Criticism -- General | Literature: history & criticism | Fiction & related items | emocije i književnost | psihologija književnosti | psihologija u književnosti | književna fikcija | književna teorija
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Author's preface to the English edition.-Translator's Note.-Introduction.-Chapter 1:The multiple possibilities of reading.-Chapter 2:Interpretation as an art.-Chapter 3:Context matters .-Chapter 4:The writer's seductive power.-Chapter 5:The symbiosis of psychoanalysis and fiction.-Chapter 6:The art of storytelling.-Chapter 7:The novel as a work of bad faith.-Chapter 8:The impossible quest for truth.-Chapter 9:Breaking New Ground: The Psycholiterary Approach to Fiction.-Conclusion.
By meshing psychology with literary analysis, this book inspires us to view the reading of fictional works as an emotional and seductive affair between reader and writer. Arguing that current teaching practices have contributed to the current decline in the study of literature, Jean-François Vernay’s plea brings a refreshing perspective by seeking new directions and conceptual tools to highlight the value of literature. Interdisciplinary in focus and relevant to timely discussions of the vitality between emotion and literary studies, particularly within the contexts of psychology, affect studies, and cognitive studies, this book will open up a space in which the formation of our emotions can be openly examined and discussed.