Directions in Empirical Literary Studies

In honor of Willie van Peer

ORCID logoSonia Zyngier | Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Marisa Bortolussi | University of Alberta
Anna Chesnokova | Kyiv National Linguistic University
ORCID logoJan Auracher | University of Munich
ISBN 9789027233370 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027290625 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
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Directions in Empirical Literary Studies is on the cutting edge of empirical studies and is a much needed volume. It both widens the scope of empirical studies and looks at them from an intercultural perspective by bringing together renowned scholars from the fields of philosophy, sociology, psychology, linguistics and literature, all focusing on how empirical studies have impacted these different areas. Theoretical issues are discussed and solid methods are presented. Some chapters also show the relation between empirical studies and new technology, examining developments in computer science and corpus linguistics. This book takes a global perspective, with contributors from many different countries, both senior and junior researchers. Broad in scope and interdisciplinary in nature, it contributes with the state-of-the-art developments in the field.
[Linguistic Approaches to Literature, 5] 2008.  xii, 357 pp.
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“The essays in this volume represent the most advanced and intriguing work being done today in the empirical study of literature. How fitting that they are published in honor of Willie van Peer, an intellectual pioneer whose scholarship will continue to have a powerful effect on criticism and philosophy in years to come.”
“This collection draws together some of the most exciting research underway in empirical literary studies. There could be no more fitting tribute to van Peer's work in this field. Drawing on Discourse Studies, Narratology, Reader Response, Poetics and a Sociology of Literature, the essays brought together in this volume demonstrate the range of empirical studies and its contributions to literary theory. The structure of the volume negotiates this breadth through innovative section divisions that present work by senior researchers through the introductory and contextual comments of emerging scholars. This volume makes a significant contribution to empirical literary studies and serves as an excellent introduction for those with developing interests in the field.”
“Here is a volume that treats readers to a discovery tour in empirical studies of literature. Words like fragility, sympathy, imagining, metaphors, and novelty, resound in this volume. They police the scope of studies of literature. Stories make us more aware of the real world than any documentary truth. Only through literature can we enter somebody else's feelings. The name for it is compassion. Many of the international experts who contribute here share that goal of unpacking the mechanisms of compassion in stories, often through experiments and text manipulations. Nothing they write is without interest. In this sense, this is more than a Festschrift, and for good reason. You come away from the book with the sense of having caught sight of a beacon.”
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