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- DescriptionAlistair Fox presents a theory of literary and cinematic representation through the lens of neurological and cognitive science in order to understand the origins of storytelling and our desire for fictional worlds. Fox contends that fiction is deeply shaped by emotions and the human capacity for metaphorical thought. Literary and moving images bridge emotional response with the cognitive side of the brain. In a radical move to link the neurosciences with psychoanalysis, Fox foregrounds the interpretive experience as a way to reach personal emotional equilibrium by working through autobiographical issues within a fictive form.
- Author BiographyAlistair Fox is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Otago, New Zealand. He is author of Jane Campion: Authorship and Personal Cinema (IUP, 2011), translator of Anne Gillain's Francois Truffaut: The Lost Secret (IUP, 2013), and editor (with Raphaelle Moine, Hilary Radner, and Michel Marie) of A Companion to Contemporary French Cinema.
- Author(s)Alistair Fox
- PublisherIndiana University Press
- Date of Publication21/03/2016
- SubjectFilm, TV & Radio
- Place of PublicationBloomington, IN
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintIndiana University Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight572 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine21 mm
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