The Resource Shakespeare's brain : reading with cognitive theory, Mary Thomas Crane

Shakespeare's brain : reading with cognitive theory, Mary Thomas Crane

Label
Shakespeare's brain : reading with cognitive theory
Title
Shakespeare's brain
Title remainder
reading with cognitive theory
Statement of responsibility
Mary Thomas Crane
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Here Mary Thomas Crane considers the brain as a site where body and culture meet to form the subject and its expression in language. Taking Shakespeare as her case study, she demonstrates the explanatory power of cognitive theory--a theory which argues that language is produced by a reciprocal interaction of body and environment, brain and culture, and which refocuses attention on the role of the author in the making of meaning. Crane reveals in Shakespeare's texts a web of structures and categories through which meaning is created. The approach yields fresh insights into a wide range of his plays, including The Comedy of Errors, As You Like It, Twelfth Night, Hamlet, Measure for Measure, and The Tempest. Crane's cognitive reading traces the complex interactions of cultural and cognitive determinants of meaning as they play themselves out in Shakespeare's texts. She shows how each play centers on a word or words conveying multiple meanings (such as "act," "pinch," "pregnant," "villain and clown"), and how each cluster has been shaped by early modern ideological formations. The book also chronicles the playwright's developing response to the material conditions of subject formation in early modern England. Crane reveals that Shakespeare in his comedies first explored the social spaces within which the subject is formed, such as the home, class hierarchy, and romantic courtship. His later plays reveal a greater preoccupation with how the self is formed within the body, as the embodied mind seeks to make sense of and negotiate its physical and social environment. --From publisher's description
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
822.3/3
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2976
LC item number
.C69 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Shakespeare's brain : reading with cognitive theory, Mary Thomas Crane
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-265) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Shakespeare's brain: embodying the author-function -- No space like home: The Comedy of Errors -- Theatrical practice and the ideologies of status in As You Like It -- Twelfth Night: suitable suits and the cognitive space between -- Cognitive Hamlet and the name of action -- Male pregnancy and cognitive permeability in Measure for Measure -- Sound and space in The Tempest
Control code
ocm52255160
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 265 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400814060
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttvgzf
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b26283232
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)52255160
  • pebcs1400814065

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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