Cognitive Poetics and Creative Practice: Beginning the Conversation

Scott, Jeremy (2017) Cognitive Poetics and Creative Practice: Beginning the Conversation. New Writing, 15 (1). pp. 83-88. ISSN 1479-0726. E-ISSN 1943-3107. (doi: (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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This article sits on the critical-creative boundary and draws upon aspects of the field of cognitive poetics—the principled study of what happens in the mind as readers read—to explore how an understanding of these processes might benefit the creative writer. The paper is pioneering in that it considers the implications of cognitive poetic approaches to the ‘mechanics’ of prose fiction explicitly in terms of creative practice rather than from the perspective of the stylistician or literary critic. It is in providing a principled and rigorous account of the way readers read that cognitive poetics has much to offer the writer. Indeed, the paper will argue that writing and reading, rather than being separate activities, should be seen as interrelated positions along a cline.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: narratology, creative writing, cognitive poetics, empathy, theory as practice
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > English Language and Linguistics
Depositing User: Jeremy Scott
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2017 10:46 UTC
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2018 08:49 UTC
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