Imagining Minds: The Neuro-Aesthetics of Austen, Eliot, and Hardy

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Imagining Minds explores how the novels of Jane Austen, George Eliot, and Thomas Hardy create the felt-quality of their authoring minds and of the minds they author by bringing their writing in relation to cognitive neuroscience accounts of the mind-brain, especially of William James and Antonio Damasio. It is in that relational space between the novels and theories of mind-brain that Kay Young works through her fundamental claim: the novel writes about the nature of mind, narrates it at work, and stimulates us to know deepened experiences of consciousness in its touching of our reading minds.

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Ohio

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Ohio State University Press

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2010