Paleopoetics: The Evolution of the Preliterate Imagination

Paleopoetics: The Evolution of the Preliterate Imagination

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Christopher Collins introduces an exciting new field of research traversing evolutionary biology, anthropology, archaeology, cognitive psychology, linguistics, neuroscience, and literary study. Paleopoetics maps the selective processes that originally shaped the human genus millions of years ago and prepared the human brain to play, imagine, empathize, and engage in fictive thought as mediated by language. A manifestation of the “cognitive turn” in the humanities,… (more)

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Publisher: Columbia University Press (January 22, 2013)

Collection: NONE

Format: EPUB

Page count: 272 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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