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Cognitive realism and memory in Proust's madeleine episode

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The famous 'madeleine episode' of Proust's In Search of Lost Time is investigated with reference to cognitive realism in the evocation of memory, by asking how this literary memory experience compares with the conceptualization of memory in current cognitive science. Furthermore, what does close reading of the episode informed by current scientific findings and debates on memory and agency tell us about Proust's categorization of this memory event as involuntary memory, and his presentation o...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1177/1750698012468000

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St John's College
Department:
Humanities Division - Medieval and Modern Languages Faculty - German
Publisher:
SAGE Publisher's website
Journal:
MEMORY STUDIES Journal website
Volume:
6
Issue:
4
Pages:
437-456
Publication date:
2013-10-05
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EISSN:
1750-6999
ISSN:
1750-6980
URN:
uuid:abcad420-01fa-48a0-b298-09ee493ae3c4
Source identifiers:
420922
Local pid:
pubs:420922

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