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Goosebumps, shivers, visualization, and embodied resonance in the reading experience: The God of Small Things

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This article contributes to studies of the heuristic, metacognitive and social values of literary works by interrogating ways by which literary description can induce experiential involvement in the reading process through mobilizing what neuropsychologists call our “affective consciousness” (Vandekerckhove and Panksepp 2011: 2017): a form of pre-reflective reception that arises from bodily experience. Focusing upon Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things, I propose a theoretical framework fo...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1215/03335372-3868603

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Department:
Worcester College
Publisher:
Duke University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Poetics Today: International Journal for Theory and Analysis of Literature and Communication Journal website
Publication date:
2017-01-05
Acceptance date:
2016-10-10
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EISSN:
1527-5507
ISSN:
0333-5372
Pubs id:
pubs:668747
URN:
uri:2574c6e3-09b5-4f2a-a8ac-52a060146992
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uuid:2574c6e3-09b5-4f2a-a8ac-52a060146992
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pubs:668747

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