Frank Hakemulder

List of John Benjamins publications for which Frank Hakemulder plays a role.


Book series


Narrative Absorption

Edited by Frank Hakemulder, Moniek M. Kuijpers, Ed S. Tan, Katalin Bálint and Miruna M. Doicaru

[Linguistic Approaches to Literature, 27] 2017. ix, 319 pp.
Subjects Communication Studies | Discourse studies | Narrative Studies | Pragmatics | Theoretical literature & literary studies | Writing and literacy

Scientific Methods for the Humanities

Willie van Peer, Frank Hakemulder and Sonia Zyngier

[Linguistic Approaches to Literature, 13] 2012. xxii, 328 pp.
Subjects Theoretical literature & literary studies
Subjects Consciousness research | Philosophy | Theoretical literature & literary studies


De Mulder, Hannah N.M., Frank Hakemulder, Rianne van den Berghe, Fayette Klaassen and Jos J.A. van Berkum 2017 Effects of exposure to literary narrative fiction: From book smart to street smart?Scientific Study of Literature 7:1, pp. 129–169 | Article
Literary narrative fiction may be particularly effective in enhancing Theory of Mind (ToM), as it requires readers to contemplate author and character intentions in filling the literary ‘gaps’ that have been suggested to characterise this fiction type. The current study investigates direct and… read more
Kuijpers, Moniek M. and Frank Hakemulder 2017 Narrative absorption: Introduction and overviewNarrative Absorption, Hakemulder, Frank, Moniek M. Kuijpers, Ed S. Tan, Katalin Bálint and Miruna M. Doicaru (eds.), pp. 1–7 | Chapter
Kuijpers, Moniek M., Frank Hakemulder, Katalin Bálint, Miruna M. Doicaru and Ed S. Tan 2017 Chapter 2. Towards a new understanding of absorbing reading experiencesNarrative Absorption, Hakemulder, Frank, Moniek M. Kuijpers, Ed S. Tan, Katalin Bálint and Miruna M. Doicaru (eds.), pp. 29–47 | Chapter
When reading literary narratives, we assume that readers can get absorbed in the story world and in the story’s artifice. Since most absorption research focuses primarily on popular media, virtually no attention has been paid to the possibility that literary devices such as deviation could elicit… read more
Tan, Ed S., Miruna M. Doicaru, Frank Hakemulder, Katalin Bálint and Moniek M. Kuijpers 2017 Chapter 5. Into film: Does absorption in a movie’s story world pose a paradox?Narrative Absorption, Hakemulder, Frank, Moniek M. Kuijpers, Ed S. Tan, Katalin Bálint and Miruna M. Doicaru (eds.), pp. 97–118 | Chapter
Most film viewers know the experience of being deeply absorbed in the story of a popular film. It seems that at such moments they lose awareness of watching a movie. And yet it is highly unlikely that they completely ignore the fact that they watch a narrative and technological construction.… read more
Bálint, Katalin, Frank Hakemulder, Moniek M. Kuijpers, Miruna M. Doicaru and Ed S. Tan 2016 Reconceptualizing foregrounding: Identifying response strategies to deviation in absorbing narrativesScientific Study of Literature 6:2, pp. 176–207 | Article
The experience of deviation is often referred to as foregrounding and contrasted with the experience of feeling absorbed in a narrative. However, instead of simply assuming that foregrounding and absorption are mutually exclusive, they should also be considered as co-occurring: being absorbed as a… read more
Hakemulder, Frank, Olivia Fialho and Matthijs P. Bal 2016 Chapter 2. Learning from literature: Empirical research on readers in schools and at the workplaceScientific Approaches to Literature in Learning Environments, Burke, Michael, Olivia Fialho and Sonia Zyngier (eds.), pp. 19–38 | Article
This chapter explores what learning from literature entails and how we can come to insights about what literature can mean in the lives of readers, what they may discover about themselves and others. Reading literary stories leads to higher scores on standardized tests for social skills (e.g.,… read more
Koek, Martijn, Tanja Janssen, Frank Hakemulder and Gert Rijlaarsdam 2016 Literary reading and critical thinking: Measuring students’ critical literary understanding in secondary educationScientific Study of Literature 6:2, pp. 243–277 | Article
Previous research suggests that literary reading may involve critical thinking. This involvement may facilitate critical literary understanding (CLU), i.e. understanding the literary text in a reconstructive, de-automatized manner. However, little is known about the cognitive processes this… read more
Kuijpers, Moniek M., Frank Hakemulder, Ed S. Tan and Miruna M. Doicaru 2014 Exploring absorbing reading experiences: Developing and validating a self-report scale to measure story world absorptionScientific Study of Literature 4:1, pp. 89–122 | Article
Hanauer, David I., Don Kuiken and Frank Hakemulder 2013 The scope of SSOL: A discussion of the boundaries of science and literatureAesthetic Engagement During Moments of Suffering, Kuiken, Don and Mary Beth Oliver (eds.), pp. 169–174 | Article
There must be more to reading than just text comprehension — stories are to entertain, Brewer and Lichtenstein (1984) famously proclaimed. Hence, they said, research should focus more on how stories do that. What are the implications of this statement? Could that knowledge be of interest to people… read more
Hakemulder, Frank 2008 Literary potential: The unexplored powers of readingInformation Design Journal 16:2, pp. 126–132 | Article
Hakemulder, Frank 2008 Imagining what could happen: Effects of taking the role of a character on social cognitionDirections in Empirical Literary Studies: In honor of Willie van Peer, Zyngier, Sonia, Marisa Bortolussi, Anna Chesnokova and Jan Auracher (eds.), pp. 139–153 | Article
In a series of experiments, Hakemulder (2000) showed that identifying with a story character representing a particular outgroup affects readers’ beliefs about that outgroup. The present contribution describes theories concerning the uses of imagining ourselves in the shoes of story characters.… read more