RECEPCIA LITERATÚRY Z KOGNITÍVNOVEDNÉHO POHĽADU
Literary reception from the perspective of cognitive literary studies
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The study analyses the situation in literary reception. The first part, in short, deals with the most relevant Slovak works about reading. The second part explains the cognitive turn in literary research, its embodied mind standpoint and interdisciplinary approach, which involves also the scientific methods in the research. The third and fourth parts introduce the contemporary cognitive projects and new tasks in reception research, mainly in the British American world. The fifth part attempts to analyse and revise the reception works of Slovak scholars. A confrontation of methods and conclusions between the Slovak hermeneutical approach and the contemporary cognitive research shows the differences between the traditional autonomous perspective and interdisciplinary literary studies based on embodiment and neurophysiology. Extending cognitive research in brain processes during reading and afterwards as well as the scientific examination of the influence of literature on the recipient and society allow the formulation of testable hypotheses about literary communication. The cognitive science conclusions are an inspiration also for the general research of fiction and literariness. Only general interdisciplinary systemization of new understandings, methods and perspectives connected with literature, invented in contemporary sciences and humanities leads to deeper understanding of the emergent meaning of literature.
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