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Reading Kafka Enactively

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I argue that understanding cognition as enactive-that is, as constituted of physical interaction between embodied minds and the environment-can illuminate the opening of Kafka's novel Der Proceβ (The Trial), revealing it as cognitively realistic in this respect. I show how enactivism is relevant to this passage in several ways: in terms of enactive vision and imagination (based on the sensorimotor account of vision), enactive language (with a focus on basic-level categorization and readers' m...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.3366/para.2014.0107

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Department:
Oxford, HUM, Medieval & Modern Lang Fac
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Paragraph Journal website
Issue:
1
Publication date:
2014-03-05
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0264-8334 and 1750-0176
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pubs:459346
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uri:165ac086-77e3-4505-a776-a8ddcd41ce1e
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uuid:165ac086-77e3-4505-a776-a8ddcd41ce1e
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pubs:459346

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