Powerful Prose

How Textual Features Impact Readers

What makes a reading experience »powerful«? This volume brings together literary scholars, linguists, and empirical researchers to elucidate the effects and reader responses to investigate just that. The thirteen contributions theorize this widely-used, but to date insufficiently studied notion, and provide insights into the therefore still mysterious-seeming power of literary fiction. The collection investigates a variety of stylistic as well as readerly and psychological features responsible for short- and long-term effects – topics of great interest to those interested or specialized in literary studies and narratology, (cognitive) stylistics, empirical literary studies and reader response theory.

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30 September 2021, 264 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8394-5880-8
File size: 3.39 MB

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Book title
Powerful Prose How Textual Features Impact Readers
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
264
Features
2 Farbabbildungen, 4 SW-Abbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8394-5880-8
DOI
10.14361/9783839458808
Commodity Group
1562
BIC-Code
DSB CF DSA
BISAC-Code
LIT000000 LAN009000 LIT006000
THEMA-Code
DSB CF DSA
Release date
30 September 2021
Topics
Kultur, Sprache, Literatur
Readership
Literary Studies, Narratology, Cognitive Narratology, Literary Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Empirical Literary Studies, Stylistics, Cognitive Stylistics, Empirical Aesthetics
Keywords/Tags
Literature, Language, Culture, Literary Studies, Linguistics, Theory of Literature, Psychology

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