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Introduction to Cognitive Cultural Studies

by Lisa Zunshine
Publisher: JHU Press
Release Date: 2010-07-15
Genre: Literary Criticism
Pages: 400 pages
ISBN 13: 9781421400280
ISBN 10: 1421400286
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Synopsis : Introduction to Cognitive Cultural Studies written by Lisa Zunshine, published by JHU Press which was released on 2010-07-15. Download Introduction to Cognitive Cultural Studies Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Drawing on the explosion of academic and public interest in cognitive science in the past two decades, this volume features articles that combine literary and cultural analysis with insights from neuroscience, cognitive evolutionary ... -- Contributors: Mary Thomas Crane, Nancy Easterlin, David Herman, Patrick Colm Hogan, Bruce McConachie, Alan Palmer, Alan Richardson, Ellen Spolsky, G. Gabrielle Starr, Blakey Vermeule, Lisa Zunshine

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