About this book
Exploring literary fascination as a key concept of aesthetic attraction, this book illuminates the ways in which literary texts are designed, presented, and received. Detailed case studies include texts by William Shakespeare, S.T. Coleridge, Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, Oscar Wilde, Joseph Conrad, Don DeLillo, and Ian McEwan.
Fascination literature cognitive science cognitive poetics reader response aesthetics literary theory narrative theory narratology stylistics poetics attention emotions literary attraction repulsion Medusa Medusa effect gaze femme fatale petrifaction Coleridge fiction Narrative